Chuka Umuna: Brexit Divorce Bill Means Leave Promises ‘Impossible To Deliver’

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Labour MP and staunch remainer Chuka Umuna (pictured above) has been involved in a fiery clash with Conservative MP John Redwood on BBC News after he claimed that the ‘divorce bill’ required for Brexit would make most of the promises made by the Leave side during the referendum campaign ‘impossible to deliver’. Mr. Umuna told the channel:-

‘So many of these promises like the £350million extra per week that we were promised would go into public services if we left the European Union are impossible to deliver.

‘[Impossible] if you’re going to pay a divorce bill as it were for us to leave the European Union, make continuing payments for us to access the single market as it seems to be and [with] the policy of the Government, you’re not going to be able to bring that £350m a week for our NHS that people were promised.

‘We are beginning to have hard facts that illustrate that Brexit in the terms it was sold to your viewers is impossible to deliver.’

But Mr Redwood refused to hold back and lambasted the Labour rebel. He said:

‘It is not true – this is just false and foolish, these assertions.’

Mr Umunna insisted his comments were factual before the Brexit campaigner blasted: ‘No they’re not.’

The Remain MP then pushed Mr Redwood about a possible divorce bill to the leave the European bloc.

But the Conservative MP quipped back:

‘There’s no legal obligation for any divorce bill at all!

‘I am very strongly of the view there should be no divorce payments, we will pay our contributions up to the date of leaving as the Leave campaign always said we would and should and as the Government is going to do.

‘But on this paper – it is very clear in the paper the ECJ’s jurisdiction ends the day we leave the European Union.’

Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.

 

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  1. Barry says:

    When are we going to get correct terminology like the so called hard brexit, what we voted for or soft brexit, in in all but name the so called divorce (alimony) payments are made up terms for the remonaers to pretend they are a better option.

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