Brexit memo 'a masterpiece in self-publicity' by Deloitte, says Dominic Raab MP

Brexit memo "a masterpiece in self-publicity" by Deloittes, says Dominic Raab MP

The memo the Times obtained was revealed to have been written by Deloitte

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tory MP Dominic Raab has called a leaked memo which suggested the Government has no plan for Brexit a "masterful piece in self-publicity" by consultancy firm Deloitte.

A memo entitled "Brexit Update" leaked to the Times today appeared to reveal the Government does not have a collective strategy to approach exit negotiations with the European Union

The Government has denied the memo is associated with them and said they "don't recognise the claims made in it." It's now understood that the memo was been written by Deloitte, and sent in to the Cabinet office. 

Dominic Raab, Brexiteer MP for Esher and Walton and a former minister, said "the Times must be feeling quite embarrassed" after the revelation that Deloitte, not the Government, were the authors of the memo. He went on to discuss how the memo probably ended up in the public domain and suggested its content "wasn't entirely negative."

Turning to the alleged disagreement in the Cabinet over Brexit, Mr Raab suggested it would be "very odd if you didn't have a Government that didn't respect a broad range of opinion."

Listen to the full interview above.