Wednesday 15 March 2017 / 10:38 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Government is recklessly talking up the idea of crashing out of the EU with no deal – Keir Starmer

Keir
Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary,
responding to David Davis’ admission that the Government has not carried
out an assessment of the economic impact of leaving the EU without a deal, said:

“The
Government is recklessly talking up the idea of crashing out of the EU with no
deal. They have repeated the mantra that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’.

“But
we now know they have made no assessment of the economic impact of the Prime
Minister failing to secure a deal.

“What’s
clear, from the CBI and others, is that there is no result that would be worse
for the British economy than leaving with no deal; no deal would be the worst
possible deal. The Government should rule out this dangerous and
counter-productive threat before Article 50 is triggered.”