Vara condemns Brexit doom-mongers and calls on them to talk Britain up, rather than talking it down

29th November 2017

Shailesh Vara calls on Brexit doom-mongers to recognise the will of the British people and recognise that the UK is the fifth strongest economy with a population significantly greater than that of 15 EU countries put together.

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the message to the doom-mongers must be that the British public have given their verdict and expect Parliament to deliver? The doom-mongers should recognise that we are the fifth strongest economy in the world and that our population is significantly greater than that of 15 EU countries put together. It is high time that they started talking Britain up, rather than talking it down.

My hon. Friend is right. The Opposition refuse to see any of the positive things that are happening in our country, whether it is the lowest youth unemployment rate for over 13 years or the highest number of new start-ups this country has ever seen. Great things are happening, so let us see a bit more optimism from the Opposition.

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