Saturday 10 August 2019 / 2:51 PM Brexit / Business / John McDonnell

The lack of detail around Operation Kingfisher shows how half-baked this Government’s preparations are – McDonnell

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP, commenting on the Conservative Government’s ‘Operation Kingfisher’ plans to rescue businesses hurt by a no-deal Brexit, said:

“This revelation shows the Government knows a No Deal Brexit will do major damage to businesses and workers in this country – but it hasn’t been straight with people about this.

“The lack of detail around Operation Kingfisher – we know nothing about how much money has been set aside, what businesses are eligible, or what kind of support will be available – shows just how half-baked this Government’s preparations are.”

“All this is being mooted vaguely by the Government when the threat of a No Deal Brexit is already hurting our economy, with business investment nosediving and the economy shrinking for the first time in seven years.

“The public deserves better than half-baked plans and Tory dishonesty – we need a general election and a Labour Government to transform this country for the many not the few.”