Streeting – Hard Brexit enthusiasts in Government want to reclaim Britain’s title as ‘sick man of Europe’

Commenting on the new forecasts by the OECD today that predict UK growth will lag behind many European Union countries, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“The hard Brexit enthusiasts at the heart of Government seem determined to reclaim Britain’s title as the ‘sick man of Europe’.

“A combination of falling real wages, stalled investment and the prospect of new trade barriers between the UK and our largest market, is clearly taking its toll. And at the heart of this is the uncertainty and anxiety caused by the Government’s flawed Brexit strategy. 

“The Prime Minister could begin to address these challenges on Friday, by committing to long-term membership of the Single Market and Customs Union.”

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