Leslie – Prime Minister “not being upfront” as Brexit costs us £940 million a month

New research published by Open Britain shows Brexit has cost £940 million a month over the last year. The research has been published just as the Prime Minister has claimed Brexit will mean more money for Government spending.

Commenting, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

The Prime Minister is not being up front with the British people about the impact of Brexit on public services and she knows it. 

Her own Government’s analysis is clear that Brexit will mean slower growth, more borrowing and less money for public services like our NHS.

The Governor of the Bank of England says it has already costs us £200 million a week in lost economic growth and we’ve gone from the fastest growing economy in the G7 to the slowest growing major economy on the planet since the referendum.

New research from Open Britain’s has shown the extent of the true cost of leaving the EU, with money that could be going to the NHS or schools being lavished on preparing for Brexit.

As new facts about the costs and risks of Brexit comes to light, we all have the right to keep an open mind on whether Brexit is right for Britain and on whether we should accept the deal Mrs May negotiates.”

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Notes to editors

Open Britain’s research shows: