Murray – “Ministers playing games with jobs and livelihoods”

The Government are continuing to claim that we should disregard the conclusions of their secret studies into the impact of Brexit because it does not include their “favoured option” of a trade deal with the EU.

Yet today also sees the second day of the Cabinet Brexit sub-committee‘s meeting which is attempting to thrash out what the government’s position on a “favoured option” actually is.


Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

Ministers claim that we should disregard their secret study into the impact of different types of Brexit because it doesn’t include analysis of their favoured option. 

But how can they claim they have a favoured option when, on the same day, the Cabinet’s Brexit Committee is meeting in a desperate attempt to reach some sort of agreement?

Only one of the two things said by the Government can be true. They cannot both have a favoured option and still be trying to decide what their favoured option is. They are playing games with people’s jobs and livelihoods.

It is time this disgraceful insult to our collective intelligence was ended and the studies were published in full and without redaction.”