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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons on 18th February 2019.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

The Government’s own analysis shows that a no-deal Brexit would cause serious and lasting damage to our GDP. On the basis of sticking to our NATO 2% commitment, that would mean a massive cut of some 9.3% just because of the hit to our economy. With the Government failing so abysmally to manage the defence budget at present, will the Defence Secretary now drop the bravado and finally admit that leaving the EU without a deal would be so harmful to the UK that we must absolutely rule it out?