“Many thousands of jobs” will be lost if the next prime minister delivers a no-deal Brexit, Greg Clark warns.
The Business Secretary said “everyone knows” that leaving the EU without a deal in October would inflict huge damage on many sectors and destroy thousands of jobs.
Prime ministerial candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have said they will take the UK out of the EU without a Brexit deal if necessary.
Johnson, the strong favourite to replace Theresa May, has said leaving on October 31 is “do or die” and played down the potential impact of a no-deal exit as “vanishingly inexpensive.”
There is growing concern that neither the government or business will be ready for a no-deal exit on Halloween.
Leaving the European Union without a deal in later this year will destroy “many thousands of jobs” in the United Kingdom, the Business Secretary Greg Clark has warned.
Boris Johnson, the strong favourite to replace May, has promised to take Britain out of the EU by October 31 “do or die,” and claimed this week that a no-deal Brexit would be “vanishingly inexpensive.”
However, when asked by Sky News on Friday how many jobs would be lost as a result …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics