Liam Fox

The Trade Department Twitter account posts a link to an article promoting Brexit and criticising Chancellor Philip Hammond.
Trade Secretary Liam Fox told to explain why his department endorsed a partisan article which attacked his Cabinet colleague and the Treasury.

LONDON — Liam Fox has been urged to explain why his department tweeted a link to a report by pro-Brexit economists that criticised his colleague Chancellor Philip Hammond and the Treasury.

On Tuesday the Department for International Trade tweeted a link to an article based on claims by the Economics for Free Trade Group that Britain can look forward to gaining £135 billion as a result of leaving the European Union.

The article contained quotes from staunch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, who accused the Treasury and Chancellor Hammond of making “false assumptions” in their forecasts for Britain’s economy after Brexit.

Conservative MP Rees-Mogg also accused the Office for Budget Responsibility of being overly-pessimistic in its forecasts. The Tory MP said the outlook for public finances is “much better” than the OBR has suggested.

The DiT has since deleted the tweet but is yet to comment on why the link had been posted.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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