The British Chambers of Commerce have downgraded their economic forecast for both 2018 and 2019, blaming Brexit for cutting what were already dismal growth expectations.
Commenting, Peter Kyle MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“The economic downgrade by the British Chambers of Commerce is just another sign of the damage the Government’s botched Brexit is doing to the economy.
“The dishonesty behind the Prime Minister’s claim of a Brexit dividend is laid bare by the ever-growing list of economic bad news being driven by the mess of the Brexit negotiations.
“Last week we heard of more damage on the high street as well as the loss of production at JLR in Solihull and a threatened jobs cull at Rolls Royce in Derby. With Brexit the bad news just keeps on coming.
“With the negotiations a mess, the future at risk and promises being broken on a daily basis, the demand for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal will continue to grow.”