Leaving the EU: No Deal

Part of Leaving the Eu: No Deal – in the House of Commons at 4:59 pm on 19th December 2018.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Labour, Pontypridd 4:59 pm, 19th December 2018

The Minister talks about accelerating the plans. Why does he not just acknowledge to the House that this is a £2 billion PR stunt? This has been completely exposed by my right hon. and learned Friend Keir Starmer on the Opposition Front Bench as a hoax: a sham exercise trying to blackmail this House. The Minister knows—his own Government have acknowledged it—that it would cost our country 10% of GDP, or £200 billion a year, if we proceeded down this route. He does not want to be a part of a Government doing that to our country, does he?