Responding to Paul Nuttall’s speech on Brexit this morning, Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of Vote Leave Watch, said:
“Paul Nuttall’s speech today was a blueprint for a hard Brexit that will leave working families worse off.
“For UKIP to make this reckless call for Britain to trade with the EU under World Trade Organisation rules only is the height of irresponsibility. This would impose crippling tariffs on our exports and imports to and from Europe, hitting businesses, putting jobs at risk, and raising prices in the shops.
“We need a trade deal with Europe that delivers the ‘exact same benefits’ as Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised – that means the Government should seek to keep our Single Market membership. Anything less will do untold damage to our economy.”