Euroscep­tic re­boot for Trea­sury’s PC

The Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

THERESA MAY’S re­luc­tance to pub­lish the ‘im­pact papers’ de­tail­ing in­ter­nal Gov­ern­ment pro­jec­tions on the likely ef­fect of Brexit has been branded a ‘cover-up’ by Labour MPs. But I un­der­stand there’s a more sim­ple ex­pla­na­tion for the PM’s lack of en­thu­si­asm.

‘The pro­jec­tions all had to be run through the Trea­sury com­puter,’ a Min­is­ter tells me, ‘and no­body trusts it any more. Re­mem­ber, this was the same ma­chine that warned if we voted to leave the EU, we’d need £30 bil­lion of spend­ing cuts and tax in­creases.’ I’m told the of­fend­ing ma­chine has now been re­pro­grammed to give it a more Euroscep­tic stance.

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