GMB slams government after Carney’s Brexit remarks

The GMB has criticised the government’s approach to Brexit after Mark Carney told MPs that the vote to leave the EU referendum has so far cost each UK household £900.

The governor of the Bank of England made his remarks while giving evidence of a committee of MPs, stating his belief that the effects of the EU referendum in June 2016 had lowered the UK’s GDP by 2%.

GMB general secretary Tim Roache said: “Being £900 worse off might not seem a lot to Tory cabinet ministers but for many people it pays for their family’s summer holiday.

“The government’s approach to Brexit simply hasn’t focused enough on people’s jobs and living standards. This adds salt to the wounds for working people who are still being made to pay for a financial crisis caused by bankers ten years ago.”

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