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Brexit minister admits to Parliament there are no impact assessments for the UK economy

Friday, December 8th 2017 - 08:30 UTC
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There were calls for David Davis to resign as Brexit Secretary and face investigation for contempt of Parliament, after he admitted that the UK Government has produced no impact assessments on the effect of Brexit on different sectors of the UK economy. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Oh if only we all had a crystal ball and see into the future, all would be well. I wish they would all stop this sniping and get behind the Government to complete a successful exit for the good of the country ( all of the UK )

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • EscoSesDoidao


    Dec 08th, 2017 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    You couldn't make it up !

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    There is no impact statement because it would send the markets into a tailspin. The impact will be greater than the 2007/8 crash unless May can negotiate a deal that means we are in exactly the same situation as before Brexit but we can tell people that we are not. I think she just pulled that off last night. Good for her.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    You cant accurately write any impact statements if you dont know where we end up on trade with the EU, legal system, immigration and after negotiating trade deals with the rest of the world.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    What a farce. He should get the chuck just for lying about it and claiming that something had been produced.

    Golfcronie, challenging the Government and pointing out flaws in their plans is one of the jobs of the Opposition. They are supposed to hold them accountable to the public.

    That's a very defeatist position. You can propose different scenarios and look at the impacts under each, and that should guide the negotiators in what scenario to aim for.

    When you were designing something as an engineer, didn't you ever have to model how it would perform under different conditions?

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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