BREXIT: Not what the voters want

The Department for Exiting the European Union paper provides an impact assessment on Brexit.

Monday, 12th February 2018, 05:36 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 16:10 pm

It concludes that leaving the EU will adversely impact almost every sector and every UK region under every scenario modelled.

The report predicts that in a no deal scenario there will be an eight per cent reduction in UK growth. Under a comprehensive free trade agreement, growth will be reduced by five per cent, and if we leave the EU, but continue membership of the single market, there will be a two per cent reduction.

Most shockingly, the report states that the north east will be one of three UK regions expected to face the biggest falls in economic performance.

Surely this is not what our MP campaigned for? And surely this is not what the good people of Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Delaval voted for in the EU referendum?

Lynda McKenna