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eu belongs to the ukThe figures for the lost growth to each region of the UK from the various Brexit scenarios still on the table, have been leaked. The figures show that projected lost growth across the UK if the government gets no deal will be a devastating 8%, 5% with a free trade agreement, and 2% if we remain in the Single Market.

Breaking it down region by region, the worst case scenario, that has still not be ruled out by the government, would see the North East lose a devastating 16% of growth, the West Midlands 13%, and the North West and Northern Ireland 12%.

Commenting, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said:

“This is a damning outlook for Britain. The Tories are putting everything on the line because they do not care about the lives and livelihoods of the people of the UK.

“The government need to start being clear what they are fighting for. They are still keeping no deal on the table despite how crippling it would be to the regional economy.

“People did not vote to make themselves poorer. They should be allowed a vote on the final deal and a chance to exit from Brexit.”

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