Following the leak of a government report showing the East of England will suffer a 8% hit to GDP in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit, Labour Euro MP Alex Mayer said:
“I have asked the Government again and again for a proper regional assessment of the economic impact of Brexit. Finally we can see why they were so reluctant to respond. Their own figures show Brexit will damage our region’s economy.
The Tory fantasy of a Brexit bonanza has been shown up for the nonsense it is. Brexit will leave our country weaker, poorer and more isolated. It is a crying shame.”