Commenting on the Government’s announcement of £20 million to assist English councils with No Deal preparation, Jess Phillips MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“It is a sign of how out of touch the Government are in their efforts to force a destructive Brexit on the country that they are planning to spend five times more on No Deal propaganda than on helping local councils prepare for the calamity of such an outcome.
“No Deal is about as far away from the promises made by Boris Johnson and the other leaders of 2016’s leave campaign as it is possible to get. Then they told us we’d get a “great deal” and we did not have to worry about the disastrous impact of No Deal. Now they want to flood the country with adverts promoting a policy they all know is broken and will threaten public health, stability and even food supply.
“The idea that £20 million across the 343 principal councils of England is enough to prepare is an insult to our intelligence and to the hard work of public servants struggling with the consequences of the Government’s decision to force a vicious Brexit on us.
“The only fair and democratic way out of the crisis is to give the public the final say in a People’s Vote.”