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"Shambolic" Brexit white paper has "zero clarity" on impact of Brexit

Workers and employers still have zero clarity about what the practical impact of Brexit will be, union warns

GMB, Britain’s general union, has warned Ministers’ “shambolic” unveiling of its Brexit White Paper today reflect the shambles the Government is making of Brexit.

Under-fire incoming Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab announced the paper to the House of Commons this afternoon amidst criticism for delays in publishing the proposals.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said:“Shambolic scenes in the Commons reflect the general shambles the government is making of Brexit.

“Workers and employers still have zero clarity about what the practical impact of Brexit will be on jobs, regions and communities.

“Instead we have woolly words that will easily be unpicked – that’s probably why Ministers are refusing to give any detail. This White Paper poses more questions than it answers.

“The customs arrangements Ministers are proposing to put in place in a matter of months rely on technology that doesn’t exist. They are living in a fantasy land if they think this will keep trade afloat.

“All the while, Ministers remain dangerously preoccupied with internal squabbles. It’s not good enough.”


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