Tuesday 8 December 2020 / 8:35 PM Brexit / Bridget Phillipson / Economy

Bridget Phillipson responds to votes on the Taxation Bill

Bridget Phillipson MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to votes on the Taxation Bill tonight, said:

“With 23 days until the end of the transition period the Government has brazenly and recklessly pushed the country to the brink of a no-deal Brexit.

“This irresponsible, last-minute approach explains why the Government is in chaos tonight – but the damage done to Britain’s global reputation by threatening to break international law will last for years to come.

“Labour wants a deal to be done, as this uncertainty is inflicting untold damage on businesses that still have no idea today what conditions they will be trading under next month.

“As Britain counts the cost of this Government’s irresponsible decisions, it’s clear the Conservatives have relinquished any claim to be the party of the economy.”