Friday 11 January 2019 / 10:23 AM Economy / Peter Dowd

Botched handling of Brexit is continuing to damage our economy – Peter Dowd

Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on the latest GDP figures, said:

“It’s clear from these figures that the government’s botched handling of Brexit is continuing to damage our economy. The ONS has reported that manufacturers have suffered their longest period of monthly falls in output since the financial crisis.

“Slowing growth and more disappointing manufacturing figures are another sign of the failures of the Tories on Brexit negotiations and their economic policy in general. Only an election and change of government can turn this disastrous situation around.”