Eurosceptic reboot for Treasury’s PC
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.