Leslie – White Paper is a blueprint for hard Brexit

Reacting to the Government’s Brexit White Paper, released today, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The Government’s White Paper is a blueprint for hard Brexit.

“They made a choice to abandon the Single Market and to let immigration policy dictate economic policy, running the risk of damaging our economy for generations to come and of leaving people poorer.

“The Government must not be given a blank cheque for hard Brexit. It is vital that Parliament is given a meaningful vote at the end of the Article 50 process that amounts to more than bad deal or no deal.”

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Notes to editors:

The White Paper is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/588948/The_United_Kingdoms_exit_from_and_partnership_with_the_EU_Web.pdf