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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Let me bring the Chancellor back to Brexit. He knows full well the impact that no deal would have on people’s everyday lives. As we have heard, the British Retail Consortium warned yesterday that a no deal would lead to higher food prices, and even to empty shelves. The Government’s own economic analysis suggests a 10% hit to real wages. Knowing all this, would not a responsible Chancellor—a senior member of the Cabinet—stand up to the Prime Minister to insist that she rules out a no deal?