Thursday, December 07, 2017

Government has done impact assessments on drains and comedy but not Brexit

The government has carried out impact assessments on policies ranging from drain standards to the use of parody in comedy yet still hasn't produced any on Brexit, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.

The Liberal Democrats slammed the government as being "quite literally beyond parody."

It comes after David Davis yesterday admitted that the 58 Brexit impact assessments he claimed his department was working never existed.

Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said:

“It's standard procedure to produce an impact assessment when bringing in new policies, on everything from comedy to sewers.

“Yet the government haven’t bothered to produce one for Brexit, an issue that will affect the future of this country for generations to come. It is quite literally beyond parody.

“The staggering incompetence ministers are showing over Brexit shows why we must give people the choice to reject the final deal and stay in the EU."

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