Hard Brexit supporter Owen Paterson has written a column for The Telegraph this morning, setting out his vision for a post-Brexit Britain. In it, he calls for the UK to become a low-tax, low-spend, low-regulation economy like Singapore.
Commenting, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“The mask has slipped again as Brextremists like Owen Paterson reveal the real agenda behind their obsession with wrenching the UK out of the Single Market and the Customs Union.
“Their hard Brexit vision is set out for everyone to see. Cut taxes for big corporations while cutting protections for workers, lowering our food safety standards and opening up our NHS to privatisation.
“This hard-right blueprint for Britain will appal many people who voted leave and they have every right to keep an open mind about our future relationship with Europe if the Brexit delivered is nothing like the one they were promised.”
Notes to Editors
The full Owen Paterson column in The Telegraph can be read here.