Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has attacked government estimates that show leaving the EU will make the UK worse off – calling it “project fear 2.0”
The Tory backbencher said forecasts by the Treasury are often proved “wrong” and are based on “flawed assumptions”.
He again called for MPs to reject Theresa May’s “bogus” Brexit deal.
The Treasury says the economy could be up to 3.9% smaller after 15 years Mrs May’s plan, compared with staying in the EU.
But they claim a no-deal Brexit could deliver a 9.3% hit.
Chancellor Philip Hammond said the deal was not just about the economy, but would deliver “political benefits”.
Speaking at an event held by the Economists for Free Trade in London, Mr Davis, who quit the cabinet over Mrs May’s Brexit plans, said the government figures were part of a “propaganda onslaught” ahead of a vote on the deal on 11 December.
He said: “Treasury forecasts in the past have almost never been right and have more often been dramatically wrong.”
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