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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

On Friday, I visited the Newcastle West End food bank to drop off a Christmas donation. The food bank is now distributing around 11 tonnes of food a month to people in crisis, half of whom are children. The Prime Minister’s own Government’s analysis shows that we will be worse off under every Brexit scenario, but particularly if we leave without an agreement. Her no-deal threat makes no sense. She will not give the details or the economic analysis of the costs, so will she just take that threat off the table and give the reassurance that this Government—her Government—will not let the poorest in society pay for this Brexit impasse?