Bridget Phillipson – 2020 Comments on Brexit and the Taxation Bill

The comments made by Bridget Phillipson, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on 8 December 2020.

With 23 days until the end of the transition period the Government has brazenly and recklessly pushed the country to the brink of a no-deal Brexit.

This irresponsible, last-minute approach explains why the Government is in chaos tonight – but the damage done to Britain’s global reputation by threatening to break international law will last for years to come.

Labour wants a deal to be done, as this uncertainty is inflicting untold damage on businesses that still have no idea today what conditions they will be trading under next month.

As Britain counts the cost of this Government’s irresponsible decisions, it’s clear the Conservatives have relinquished any claim to be the party of the economy.