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Brothers in Spin: Michael Gove (right) will launch the new Johnson government spin machine.

Boris Johnson is wasting public money on a government unit dedicated to denying news stories that Brexit will harm the UK.

His propaganda unit will be devoted to convincing us all that his “no deal” Brexit will actually do us good – no matter what information comes out between now and October 31, the date we are due to leave – and possibly beyond.

What do you think of this attempt by a government to hoodwink the people of the UK?

Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of launching a “shameful spin machine” as it emerged the Cabinet Office will establish a team to monitor reports regarding Britain’s departure from the EU.

With 80 days to go until the Brexit deadline, the rapid rebuttal unit is being created to respond to “inaccurate media reporting” and “reassure the public” the government is prepared to leave without a deal.

“Setting up a no-deal spin unit is a pointless waste of taxpayers’ money, and will do nothing to help avoid the years of chaos and uncertainty that will follow,” said Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister, Jon Trickett.

Source: ‘Shameful spin machine’: Boris Johnson government criticised over plans for new unit to monitor Brexit news stories | The Independent

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