The Government has today published a series of technical notices about the implications of a disastrous no deal Brexit. They warn that consumers would face slower and more costly credit card payments when they buy EU products, and British citizens living abroad could lose access to their bank accounts. They also confirm that, in the case of no deal, “the free circulation of goods between the UK and EU would cease”.
Commenting, Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“From border delays, to extra bureaucracy and red tape, to UK citizens potentially losing access to their pensions, today’s speech by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was full of new information about a disastrous no deal Brexit that no-one could have known about at the time of the referendum. This is not what anyone voted for.
“We are in this shambolic situation because the Government has utterly failed to come up with a proposal that is acceptable to either the EU or even their own party. They have made a catastrophic mess of this process from start to finish and that’s we’re looking down the barrel of a disastrous no deal Brexit.
“Rather than be bounced into a false choice between a botched Brexit or a no deal Brexit, we need to listen to the growing demands of people across the UK for a People’s Vote. Dominic Raab and other ministers cannot be allowed to slip and slide their way out of their accountability to the people.”