The horrific damage of a hard Brexit is clear

Commenting on the front page of the Times which reports on leaked Treasury documents showing that a hard Brexit could cost the UK economy £66bn, Anna Soubry MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

"The horrific damage of a hard Brexit is clear. Less tax revenue means less to invest in schools and hospitals, lower trade and investment means businesses and jobs at risk.

"This danger is precisely why Parliament must be involved in the principles to guide the Brexit negotiations.

"Britain will leave the EU, but we must do so in a way the protects our prosperity and reduces risk. The Government should now make clear the 'WTO option' isn't on the table."