CAR­NEY HITS OUT OVER NO DEAL CLAIMS

Daily Mail - - Brexit In Crisis -

MARK Car­ney has rub­bished claims that Bri­tain could have a man­aged No Deal Brexit where there were no trade bar­ri­ers with the EU.

The Bank of Eng­land Gov­er­nor dis­missed as ‘ab­so­lute non­sense’ as­sur­ances by Hard Brex­i­teers that dis­rup­tion could be avoided if we leave with­out an agree­ment.

And he warned the dan­ger of No Deal hap­pen­ing by ac­ci­dent is now ‘alarm­ingly high’.

The com­ments will be seen as a veiled at­tack on his pre­de­ces­sor Lord Mervyn King, who last week said No Deal was his pre­ferred op­tion.

Asked about claims the UK could leave with­out a deal but still avoid tar­iffs on EU trade, Mr Car­ney said: ‘For­get the fic­tion. Ab­so­lute non­sense. It needs to be called out.’

Asked about the risk of No Deal, he said: ‘Back in Au­gust, it felt un­com­fort­ably high. It’s alarm­ingly high now.’

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