Peter Bone: 'Project Fear overplayed their hand - people are laughing at them'

Peter Bone

Friday, January 11, 2019

Peter Bone has claimed warnings about what will happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit are "silly suggestions".

Appearing on the breakfast show, the Conservative MP slated the so-called 'Project Fear' campaigns, which focused firstly on the negative consequences of Brexit, and then the negative aspects of leaving the EU without a deal.



However, Mr Bone claimed the campaigns, in which terms such as "going over a cliff edge" and "crashing out" are regularly used to describe a no-deal scenario, had "overplayed their hand".

"Project Fear overplayed their hand and people were just laughing at them when they come up with some of these silly suggestions, like nothing will go through Calais. We have the guy that runs Calais saying that's nonsense and it will carry on as normal!" Bone told Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"I do think what people called no-deal - which just means we trade on World Trade Organisation rules - is being looked at seriously, particularly by the media now. They've stopped accepting people saying 'Oh, this is a cliff edge'".