Responding to Mark Carney’s comments that uncertainty over Brexit is already weighing on the economy, John Longworth, Co-Chair of Leave Means Leave said:
“The Bank of England is historically bad at forecasting.
“While I agree with the Governor of the Bank of England that business confidence is lower than it ought to be, the biggest factor for this is the incompetence of the Chancellor – not Brexit.
“Flip-flop Phil has changed his mind at least twice on a fistful of key issues concerning Britain, the EU and the economy.
“Instead of trying to make Britain poorer by preserving a failed EU economic model, he should embrace a new model economy which will make Britain richer.
“To create business certainty, this means announcing in the autumn a five year post-Brexit plan implementing everything Britain can do after Brexit that being in the EU has prevented us from doing.
“Transitional arrangements should only be for administrative purposes – Britain must leave the single market, the customs union and be free of the ECJ in March 2019.
“The best way to reduce the deficit and debt is growth, not austerity.”