Economic Effect of No Deal

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

The Government’s Yellowhammer document, or base case scenario, states that there will be job losses, that food supplies will decrease and that financial services and law enforcement data and information sharing will be disrupted. Last night, we heard about customs clearance zones in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the Brexit Secretary has admitted that there is insufficient time to complete the work. The Government spent £100 million on a PR campaign called “Get Ready for Brexit”. Is it not time that the Chancellor admitted that the Government are far from ready for Brexit and instead are heading for causing chaos in our country?