Philip Hammond has said a no-deal Brexit could cause ‘significant disruption’ to the UK economy.
His comments sparked outrage among some in the Leave campaign who demanded to know why this information wasn’t made public before the referendum took place in 2016.
Mr Hammond went on to say that leaving the EU without a deal would not deliver the Brexit that anybody voted for.
At a UKIP rally in Leeds all four marchers agreed with Mr Hammond’s comments. Their reasons for voting leave ranged from not liking Germans to not liking the Poles, but when it came to the question of no-deal, they all wanted to know what it had to do with that bloody Noel Edmonds anyway.
Addressing a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) lunch in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Hammond urged business leaders to accept the result of the referendum, and to realise changes are coming.
Notably the inability to export goods and huge increases in the price of everything.
He said that is his responsibility as the minister in charge of finance and the economy to prepare for the worst.
And went on to thank Teresa May for making those preparations so damn easy saying that, as we move closer to 29th March, the prospect of delivering ‘the worst’ is looking more likely every day.