Former Brexit Secretary, David Davis MP has written in The Times today that it is time for preparations for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit to be “intensified”.
He said: “The dreadful deal being proposed by the government is making this more likely by the day, and we should be ready for it.” Although, Mr. Davis supports the negotiation of a free trade agreement with the EU, he continued saying that if it comes to ‘no deal’ that it is “in truth, not the doomsday scenario” it is being painted as. Rather it could be an “opportunity” to reset our Brexit strategy and provide a “vision for a better future”.
Project Fear, which is currently in full operation, seeking to discredit the no deal outcome won’t work according to Davis as its claims are “not grounded in fact”. He drew a parallel with the Iraq War and condemned the “misuse of Ministeries and information” for “propaganda purposes”: “Take a classic example: the Healthcare Distribution Association has claimed that the UK will run out of insulin. However, when Channel 4’s Fact Check spoke to the UK’s leading suppliers (Sanofi, Novo Nordisk and Lilly) and they all said they did not expect significant problems in the event of a no-deal Brexit.”
He ended on an optimistic note: “It’s time to seize the opportunities across the world and break free from the dead hand of EU regulation and bureaucracy as an outward-looking independent global trading nation. It’s what people voted for in 2016 and it’s our job to deliver on that. This country has a fabulous future and it is time that we grasped it.”