McGovern – Chancellor concedes Government’s deal is worse than staying in the EU - People's Vote

McGovern – Chancellor concedes Government’s deal is worse than staying in the EU

The Chancellor has admitted this morning that the Government’s Brexit proposals will create impediments to trade and will leave the country worse off than staying in the EU.

Commenting, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“People can see the damage of Brexit already. With higher prices for food in the shops, increased job insecurity and big investment decisions on which so much depends being put on hold.

“But it took until this morning for the Chancellor to finally admit it: we would be better off staying in the EU.

“He confessed that the Government’s deal would bring ‘impediments’ to trade. That means a threat to jobs.

“Less economic activity means less money for hospitals, schools and police. And nobody put that on the side of their bus two years ago.

“The Brexit deal we’re being offered a million miles from what was promised, the Chancellor concedes it would leave us worse off than the deal we’ve already got in the EU and the whole thing is so vague it guarantees the debate about Brexit will go on forever.

“That's why more and more people are concluding that the only way out of this mess is through a People’s Vote.”

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