Brexit Minister SLAMS Government’s Brexit Forecasts: “Always WRONG”!
Steve Baker, the parliamentary under-secretary for Brexit, has slammed the government’s research into the cost & outcome of Brexit.
Baker’s comments follow a leak of a government paper outlining the potential impacts of Brexit, which suggested that credit will have a negative impact overall, regardless of the final deal.
Mr Baker said that the leak was an “attempt to undermine our exit from the EU” and that it could be “exposing our negotiating position”.
Speaking to the commons, he said: “I am not able to name an accurate forecast and I think they are always wrong and wrong for good reasons.”
However, he did say that the leaked report showed post-Brexit growth “in all scenarios”, despite the negative media reports.
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A Downing Street spokesman said: “At the beginning of cabinet the prime minister noted media coverage of a report purporting to show the economic impact of Britain leaving the EU.
“The prime minsiter said this was initial work not approved by ministers which only considers off-the-shelf scenarios. No analysis was made of the bespoke arrangement we seek as a matter of government policy as set out in the Florence speech.”