'In the event of a hard Brexit would I resign? The answer is yes', says Business Minister

Richard Harrington

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Business Minister has said he is standing by his decision to resign in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Richard Harrington hit headlines earlier this week after announcing he would "definitely" quit his role in an effort to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Appearing on the James Whale show, the Conservative MP for Watford, said: "In the event of a hard Brexit would I resign? The answer is yes.



"I'm very worried about it. I think [no-deal] would be a complete disaster for business. Business really means people's jobs and livelihoods and the economy generally, it's not just a few companies quoted in the Financial Times."

The politician added that the "only thing" he could be certain of in the current political climate was that there was "definitely no majority in Parliament" for a no-deal Brexit.

"In the event that a hard deal is the policy that is on the table, I will not servce as a Minister in a government that puts that forward," he added.

"It's true that the majority voted to leave the EU, but did those people vote unconditionally? Did they vote for a system that will badly affect their future, their jobs and their employment prospects?."