Brexit betrayal would damage society, Philip Hammond tells MPs
Chancellor warns that harm to society would outweigh economic cost of leaving
A betrayal of the Brexit vote would have far-reaching consequences for the social fabric of Britain that would outweigh the economic cost of leaving the EU, Philip Hammond has told MPs.
In an admission from a senior government figure that Brexit is a political calculation rather than one that will benefit the economy, the chancellor said that Theresa May’s deal allowed the country to “move on” without large swathes of Britain feeling as though they had been betrayed.
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Author: Richard Partington