Grieve – Osborne is right that there is no mandate for a hard Brexit

Commenting on George Osborne’s speech this morning, in which he warned against a ‘hard Brexit’ for the UK, Dominic Grieve MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“George Osborne is absolutely right that a hard Brexit has no mandate and would be no answer to the problems Britain faces. In fact, it would put jobs and livelihoods at risk by erecting new barriers to trade with Europe.

“As he said, being close to Europe despite the Brexit vote is vital for Britain’s future. Our economic future depends on membership of the Single Market, while co-operation with Europe on security is crucial in the fight against terrorism and organised crime.”