The Tory Minister who said the Government’s Brexit policy should be driven by “evidence not dogma” has been disciplined by the party – but will stay in his job

Justice Minister Philip Lee took to Twitter on Tuesday night to question Theresa May’s approach to Brexit after leaked impact studies showed the UK would suffer an economic hit under a range of trading scenarios outside the EU.

Lee, who backed Remain in the referendum, said the leaked document raised “a serious question” over whether the Government could “legitimately” pursue a policy which would damage the country.

While Lee has been hauled in front of the whips for a dressing down, a minister who claimed all government economic forecasts are “always wrong” has escaped any disciplinary action.

Brexit Minister Steve Baker told MPs on Tuesday: “I am not able to name an accurate forecast and I think they are always wrong and wrong for good reasons.”

Source: Tory Minister Who Said Brexit Should Be Led By ‘Evidence Not Dogma’ Disciplined By Party Whips


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