McGrory – Boris’ bus never mentioned £50bn Brexit bung

Commenting on reports that the UK and the EU have reached agreement over the size of the Brexit divorce bill, James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain, said: 

“Boris Johnson’s bus somehow neglected to mention that a Brexit bung of £50 billion would be the price that was paid to leave the EU. This is money that could be far better spent on our National Health Service.

“This may be the price that needs to be paid to move the Brexit talks on, but it is a bitter pill to swallow for our country as our NHS faces a winter crisis.

“People voted for more money for our NHS and our public services, not less. People voted for a stronger economy, not a weaker one. As new facts continue to come to light – and the colossal cost of Brexit becomes clearer – voters have every right to keep an open mind about whether leaving the EU is really the best future for our country.”