“CRASHING out” of the EU would mean higher prices for shoppers, longer border queues and a significant risk to the economy, a shadow Brexit minister claimed yesterday.
Labour’s Matthew Pennycook attacked the Tories’ “cavalier approach” to Brexit following International Trade Secretary Liam Fox’s bluster that he was “unafraid” of a no-deal result.
He said: “Senior Tories seem blind to the realities of what crashing out of Europe without an agreement would mean … Theresa May should call out the fantasy Brexiteers in her own Cabinet and guarantee that an agreement with Europe is reached.”
Mr Fox has said that those seeking to rule out a no-deal situation are undermining Britain's negotiating position in Brexit talks.
The Cabinet Brexiteer said that he was “frustrated” by the fact that the Council of Ministers has not yet given the green light for talks to move on from the leaving fee to discuss the future trade relationship.