Government must publish secret Brexit papers
Steve Reed has joined over 100 MPs to demand the Government publish their reports on the impact of leaving the European Union.
The Department for Exiting the European Union has undertaken research on how the economy will be affected by Brexit, but has so far refused requests to publish them.
120 MPs have written to David Davis, the Secretary of State, to demand publication of the secret reports.
It means MPs are unable to scrutinise the Government’s plan for Brexit and the public are kept in the dark about the full impact. Croydon, as one of London’s fastest growing economies and populations, will be particularly hard hit by Brexit.
Steve Reed said:
The public have a right to see the Government’s secret reports on the damage Brexit will do to the UK.
Theresa May repeatedly tells us the economic warnings about Brexit were wrong – but she refuses to publish any evidence.
The Tory cabinet are more interested in fighting each other than sorting out a proper plan to protect jobs and rights after Brexit.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.