Doughty – David Jones is wrong; suspending Brexit talks would be a disaster

The Government should suspend the Brexit negotiations and prepare to leave the EU without a deal if progress is not made in the next round of talks, former Minister of State for Exiting the European Union David Jones will say in a speech tomorrow [Tuesday]. 

Commenting, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“David Jones’ comments are a counsel of despair, and it would be a disaster for this country if the Prime Minister followed his advice.

“The Government and their Brextremist cheerleaders only have themselves to blame for the deadlock in the Brexit talks, and abandoning them to leave the EU with no deal at all would be catastrophic. Lorries would be gridlocked at our ports amid customs chaos, security cooperation would end, and trade would be conducted on punishing WTO terms.

“Leave campaigners like Mr Jones told us that Brexit would be easy. Now it turns out it is mind-bogglingly complicated and is already damaging our economy. The British public should not be railroaded into a hard and destructive Brexit.”