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Streeting – Possible increase in fuel and alcohol taxes shows “there is no Brexit dividend, only a Brexit deficit”

Reports suggest the Government is considering raising taxes on fuel and alcohol duties in order to help pay for public spending commitments, including extra money for the NHS.

Commenting, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“Theresa May has tried to pretend that an imaginary Brexit dividend will be able to pay for funding the NHS and other national priorities, but now the truth is becoming clear: there is no Brexit dividend, only a Brexit deficit and it's going to mean paying more for things like fuel and alcohol.

“Brexit uncertainty is already hitting the economy, costing the public finances hundreds of millions of pounds a week and increasing pressure on the cost of living. And the situation will only deteriorate if we crash out of the EU on hard terms, as the Brexiters in Government want.

“Instead of signing the big Brexit bill off blind, we need a People's Vote to decide whether or not the cost is worth it for our country.”

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