Brexiteer John Redwood rubbishes report of £105 billion cost

'I don't believe Brexit report by US thinktank', says MP John Redwood

John Redwood says he doesn't believe latest report

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Brexiteer John Redwood has told talkRADIO he simply doesn't believe a report suggesting that Brexit will cost the UK £105 billion.

Redwood was responding to a report by the Rand Corporation, a US thinktank, which also suggested Brexit will cost each member of the population £1,585.

Redwood, the Conservative MP for Wokingham, told Sam Delaney that the doom-mongers have made these sorts of forecasts before - and got them wrong/

"We had all sorts of gloomy forecasts before the referendum," Redwood said, "and they included short-term forecasts telling us it would plunge us into recession. I’m pleased to say we can now say categorically they were wrong. 

"From the same kind of stable a forecast, now comes this longer term forecast, I just don’t believe it."

Redwood also said EU nationals shouldn't be concerned, as he and other British people have always made them feel welcome.

"I always said [EU citizens] needn’t worry," Redwood said, "because it was quite obvious we were very happy for them to carry on living here."

Listen to the full interview above