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Wes Questions the Prime Minister on Brexit

Today I questioned the Prime Minister on Britain's future outside of the European Union. I campaigned for the UK to remain part of the EU and my focus, particularly as a member of the Treasury Committee, is now on making sure we get the best possible deal for our country - particularly on protecting jobs and our economy.

Last week, the Treasury Committee heard from the Chancellor that the Treasury is modelling the range of options for Brexit to look at what the economic opportunities and risks might be. He refused to publish that work, even though it is funded by the taxpayer.

I raised this with the Prime Minister and was disappointed that she didn't commit to publishing this information. She didn't even answer my question, so is clearly learning the art of being Prime Minister!

I think it's completely unacceptable that Parliament and the public are being kept in the dark. It's important that we have an informed debate.

I'm not a 'remoaner'. I want to protect our country's interests. I don't expect a running commentary on the negotiations, but I don't think it's too much to ask the government to tell us what its objectives are for Brexit negotiations and to share relevant research so that we can have an informed debate.

You see the full exchange below.


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