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Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is bad news for UK economy - nation £70 billion worse off

October 30, 2019 10:08 AM

Cllr Robin AshbyA study from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has found that Boris Johnson's Brexit deal will leave the UK £70bn worse off than if it had remained in the EU. Responding to the news Cllr Robin Ashby, Liberal Democrats Shadow on Newcastle City Council for business matters said:

"These alarming figures come as no surprise. We know that there is no deal is as good as the deal we have currently as members of the EU. That is why the Liberal Democrats will keep fighting to stop Brexit.

"The Tories' obsession with Brexit at any cost puts our future prosperity at risk. It is unconscionable that any Government would voluntarily adopt a policy that would slow economic growth for years to come. Boris Johnson's eagerness to push for such a damaging deal is shocking.

"The December General Election will decide the future of our country for generations. Liberal Democrats in Newcastle and across the country will be fighting to end this Brexit chaos. We are the strongest party of Remain and will be standing on a manifesto to stop Brexit by revoking Article 50."