Umunna – Hammond is right that no-one voted to become poorer

Commenting on Philip Hammond’s Mansion House speech this morning, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“The Chancellor is absolutely right that nobody voted in the referendum to become poorer. That is why it is vital that the Government negotiates a Brexit deal that puts jobs and our economy first.

“To do so, the Government needs to recognise that it cannot continue to threaten a Brexit with no deal at all. And they should reopen the possibility of keeping Britain in the Single Market and Customs Union, which would be the best option for our economy.”