McGovern – Government hiding costs of Brexit

It is reported the Office for Budget Responsibility will today confirm that it still cannot provide a detailed projection of the economic impact of Brexit, because of a lack of detail from the Government.

Commenting, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“This is a damning indictment of the Government’s approach to Brexit. With just a year to go in the negotiations and after a series of highly-anticipated speeches from senior Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister, the OBR are still none the wiser about what the Government actually wants.   

“By choosing to leave the Single Market and the Customs Union, the Prime Minister is knowingly pursuing a policy that she knows will harm our economy. But her inability to provide detail about what she wants and to be honest about the real costs of Brexit means we are now just a year away from crashing out with a bad deal or no deal at all. 

“As the real costs of Brexit become apparent, everyone is right to keep an open mind about whether it is the right path for our country.”