Streeting – Comments by Carney show there’s no Brexit dividend, only a Brexit deficit

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, said today that Brexit is costing Britain £200m every week in lost growth. Mr Carney estimated the cost at £10 billion a year in GDP since the 2016 referendum.  

Commenting, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“These comments by the Governor of the Bank of England reveal the truth: there is no Brexit dividend, only a Brexit deficit.

“Brexit is already costing this country hundreds of millions of pounds a week, which means less money for public services and less money for the NHS during a winter crisis when it needs it most.

“The lies of Brexit charlatans like Boris Johnson are being exposed by the day. As the costs of Brexit mount up, everyone has the right to keep an open mind about whether it’s the right path for the country.”

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Notes to editors 

The full story on Mark Carney’s comments can be read here.