Tory Brexiteers disown their own committee for 'negative' warnings about no-deal Brexit

Tory Brexiteers disown their own committee for 'negative' warnings about no-deal Brexit

A report by a cross-party committee has been disowned by pro-Brexit Tories

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tory Brexiteers have refused to back the report produced by their own cross-party Committee for Exiting the European Union.

The report, drafted by committee chair Hilary Benn, urges the Government to prepare for the worst-case scenario on Brexit and demands assessment of the potential economic impacts of crashing out of the EU without a negotiated deal.

However a number of Tory Brexiteers refused to add their names to the report which makes the request. 

In fact it has emerged that a number of pro-Brexit Tories left the chamber as the report was being presented, in response to what they perceived as a 'gloomy' assessment. 

Minutes of the meeting revealed ire was raised in response to the findings relating to the possibility of leaving the EU with no deal.