According to a UK Parliamentary Committee, UK Prime Minister Theresa May did not say leaving out Brexit trade agreements instead of agreeing with current EU demands on UK’s access to the bloc’s single market was a better choice. The same committee had also advised the government to create an assessment of the consequences of such statement.
Pro-Brexit MPs voted against the publication of the Prime Minister’s decision to leave without a deal by the end of the two-year Brexit negotiation process. According to some, a few MPs walked out because the decision was “too gloomy.”
According to former Conservative Minister John Whittingdale, the report was “unduly negative” and focused only “on the problems without really recognising the opportunities of Brexit.” He added that the report “was rushed, skewed and partisan” and he regrets the report had split the Exiting the EU Committee.
Brexit Secretary David Davis admitted to the committee last month that no assessment had been made of the “cost to leave the EU without a trade deal and falling back on World Trade Organization Tariffs.” Reverting to the WTO tariffs would mean the UK has to pay 10% more to sell vehicles in European Union countries and eventual transport issues, namely the coverage of insurance policies, and more.