Greg Clark: no-deal Brexit would destroy 'thousands' of jobs
Business secretary’s warning comes as peers back bid to stop new PM proroguing CommonsA no-deal Brexit would lead to the loss of “many thousands” of jobs, the business secretary has warned. Greg Clark urged Tory MPs to “strain every sinew to avoid” crashing out of the EU under the next prime minister, with leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both saying they would be prepared to leave the bloc on 31 October without a deal. They face a battle to force through their commitments, however, as MPs and peers launch tactical bids to block any attempt to prorogue parliament in order to force through a no-deal Brexit. Clark told Sky News on Friday that the disruption of a no-deal departure would lead to job losses. “It’s evident that if you have the disruption that comes from a no-deal Brexit there will be people that will lose their jobs. It’s many thousands of jobs. Everyone knows that.” Asked about claims the UK could weather a no-deal exit on World Trade Organization terms, Clark said: “I think every person that considers the evidence that companies have given – whether it’s in the automotive sector, whether it’s in the food sector, whether it’s in aerospace, in industries up and down the country – you know if you become less efficient and your ability to trade is impeded, then of course losing your competitiveness means there will be jobs lost.” Clark’s comments came as peers launched a fresh bid on Friday to block any plans by a future Conservative prime minister to suspend or prorogue parliament in order to force through a no-deal exit from the EU. A cross-party group has laid down amendments to the Northern Ireland bill that seek to build on a similar measure introduced by Dominic Grieve in the Commons on Tuesday. Lady Hayter, Labour’s deputy leader in the Lords and the shadow Brexit minister, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the amendments “would force the government, in September and October, to meet to discuss reports about Northern Ireland, and by doing that parliament would have to be meeting and could not be prorogued”. She said the amendments stood a high chance of success. “Clearly in the House of Lords we tend to take our responsibility to look after the constitution quite seriously, and a part of this is in making sure that on an enormously important issue like Brexit, parliament is taking the decisions and not just government.” Dominic Grieve’s amendment passed by only one vote, but Hayter felt that there would be enough support for it in the Lords. She dismissed the suggestion such a move by unelected Lords was undemocratic. “If the next PM wants to take us out, then all he needs to do is take it to parliament and get their agreement. We’re not saying no to no deal, we’re saying no to no deal without the Commons authorising it. “I doubt that Boris Johnson would actually go for proroguing parliament frankly,” Hayter added. “But given that is the talk, it seems to me quite right that parliament says at this stage, ‘Hold on, if you’re even thinking of that, don’t do it’, and we therefore take that off the agenda.” Topics Read more: The Guardian
Thousands is a huge understatement. Direct job losses will be hundreds of thousands and the knock on effects after a year or two will be above a million, as the interest rates, lack of investment and bankruptcy work through the economy. Pathetic nonsense for the weak & gullible Boris is going to lose Since joining the EU we have lost hundreds of thousands of jobs. In ford Dagenham gone, Corby steel gone, avensis pharmaceuticals gone, coryton oil refinery gone.and many more, All before 2016
Tens of thousands of jobs, overnight. Then a hundreds of thousands or more over years. Meanwhile, population would continue to grow, children would graduate and many, many new jobs would simply not be created. More mouths to feed, fewer jobs. Not a formula for success. There is one problem with this headline which is nobody knows what will happen because no country has left the EU before. I am sure their are other countries that are thinking of leaving just waiting to see what the result would be.
Brexit will destroy lives. This is not 'Project Fear' it is based on many, many analytical reports. Jobs, rise in food prices, medical shortages, shortages of medical staff the list goes on and on. Brexit will bring nothing but misery. No kidding?.... well if Greg says it then it must be true Yeah. But it's only for about 30 years.........
If not tens or hundreds of thousands of jobs. Give Jefferson_MFG a follow for positive jobs and investment news that doesn't fit the narrative, and therefore doesn't get a minute of airtime from the MSM
MP's fury as Cabinet pair warn against no-deal BrexitCABINET duo Philip Hammond and Greg Clark infuriated Brexiteer Tory MPs yesterday by urging Britain’s next prime minister to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
On both sides of the channel, is that putting it into perspective! 3 years of this bullshit and people aren't buying it no, hundreds of thousands Nick_SE6 Obviously. More Project Fear Lest We Forget! The 17.4 Million Voters! Duh.
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