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Conservatives may be forced to reveal Brexit consequences, due to law raised by Labour 03/11/2017

58 studies into how Britain’s exit from the EU will affect the economy could be exposed, thanks to an obscure parliamentary rule. Labour will take the law directly to the Queen and ask her to order the release of the documents.

Previously, the Brexit Secretary - David Davis - has refused to reveal what the documents say, as he says it will undermine the negotiating position of Britain as it enters talks with the EU. But this Labour move could change all that, and make the true impact of Brexit evident to politicians and the public alike.

It is understood that the bid will be brought forward after the Prime Minister’s Questions next Wednesday. While Davis has said that peers should “not overestimate what’s in” the papers, Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has called for “transparency and accountability”.

 

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