Tuesday 22 January 2019 / 6:37 AM Brexit / Diane Abbott

Border Force ‘no deal’ leak – Diane Abbott responds

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the leaked Border Force contingency presentation assuming a No Deal Brexit, said:

“The Tories continue to treat the public with complete contempt by concealing the real impact that a No Deal Brexit would have on our borders and trade.

“It appears that these leaked documents only scratch the surface of what Britain could be facing. Who knows what other catastrophic assessments the government is hiding from us?

“This is why Labour has consistently demanded that the UK is protected from a No Deal scenario, and why our leader Jeremy Corbyn has tabled an amendment to ensure just that.

“A government that would knowingly put its citizens in this situation has no business running a country.”

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Notes to editors
“Cross-Channel freight trade ‘could drop by 87%’ under ‘no-deal’ Brexit” https://news.sky.com/story/cross-channel-freight-trade-could-drop-by-87-govt-document-warns-11614002