The new Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, today tweeted that the “Only person rejoicing” in the case of a no deal Brexit “would be Putin”.
Commenting, Anna McMorrin MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Today in Newcastle the Prime Minister repeated that she’s preparing for a no deal Brexit, now one of her ministers says it’s the Putin-friendly option.
“Jeremy Hunt is wrong to say that only Vladimir Putin would be happy with a no deal Brexit – the Brextremists like Jacob Rees-Mogg would be happy too.
“A no deal Brexit would be bad for the EU, but it would be a catastrophe for the UK. Every single person in this country would feel the effects, and those with least would be hurt the most. That’s why it’s so irresponsible to keep it on the table, as the Government are doing.
“With a no deal Brexit looking increasingly likely, and with Parliament paralysed, we need a People’s Vote on the terms of Brexit.”
Notes to editors
Jeremy Hunt’s tweet can be seen here: https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Hunt/status/1021361171960606722