Umunna – Boris taking the public for fools with £350m pledge

Commenting on Boris Johnson standing by the £350 million a week for the NHS promised by Vote Leave, Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of Vote Leave Watch, said:

“Boris Johnson is taking the public for fools. Nearly a year after the referendum, we have not seen a penny of the £350 million a week he and his Vote Leave allies promised.

“Indeed, the Prime Minister has refused to commit to the pledge, while Boris and the rest of the Tories voted against my amendment to the Article 50 Bill which would have delivered the £350 million more per week.

“The figure was dismissed by experts during the campaign, and it is even less credible now, as the Government acknowledges that we will make some continuing payments to the EU after Brexit.

“Boris needs to apologise to the millions of people he and his campaign misled with their dodgy figures.”