Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has reacted to the release of the Government’s economic findings, that the UK economy would be worse off in all Brexit scenarios, with fury stating that the public must be asked to give their consent for the Government to make them poorer.
The Government’s analysis on the economic impact of all Brexit scenarios has projected that under any scenario, leaving the European Union will result in GDP being lower over a 15 year period. This ranges from a no-deal scenario, which indicates that GDP would be 9.3 percent lower compared with the current arrangements, through to the Prime Minister’s deal that would result in GDP seeing a reduction of 2.5%.
Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, says: “Today’s findings that the UK will be worse off under any Brexit scenario will shock many people – it is not what they were promised.It is extremely dangerous, at this late stage of the process, for the PM to be ploughing ahead with her Botched Brexit after being told by her own Chancellor that it will make the UK poorer.”
“My view has long been that the best deal the UK has is the one we have right now, and that is full membership of the European Union. Others took a different view, but they did not argue that we would be worse off, they said that we would have more money for the NHS. Now a very different truth is out, the country must be asked, either through an election or a referendum, whether this agreement, which makes us all worse off, is the way they want to go.”