PUBLISHED: 13:26, Thu, Nov 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:54, Thu, Nov 5, 2020
The Remainer took to Twitter to demand Britain stays closely linked to the EU in the single market and customs union next year to help safeguard the British economy. Her comments have been branded “the final dregs of project fears” as social media users quickly dismissed a transition period extension.
The former MP, who left the Tories to join Change UK in 2019 before losing her seat in last year’s election, shared a comment by ITV’s Robert Peston who said the Bank of England expects UK GDP to shrink by 11 percent for the whole of 2020.
Mr Peston wrote: “Another striking characteristic of today’s @bankofengland projections is that UK GDP, or national income, is set to shrink by 11 percent for the whole of 2020, a record.
“We are losing more than one in every ten pounds of our income, one of the worst performances in the world.”
Ms Soubry shared his Tweet to her own followers, and used the statement to push for a Brexit delay.
Anna Soubry has called for the EU transition period to be extended (Image: Getty)
Anna Soubry made the comments on Twitter (Image: Twitter)
She wrote: “Yet more evidence to support why we should extend the transition period.
“British business needs stability & certainty & deal or no deal, leaving the single market & customs union in eight weeks time will further harm our fragile econmoy [sic].”
Her comments prompted a furious backlash on Twitter, with people reminding the former politician Parliament ruled out extending the transition period.
One person wrote: “I believe that the govt. voted not to take up the EU offer of an extension.
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