Steve Beasant

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Tom Brake: Ministers should never be in the business of fanning the flames of conspiracy theories

by Steve Beasant on 1 February, 2018

Responding to comments made in the House by Brexit Minister Steve Baker earlier today, where he appeared to confirm an allegation that civil servants have deliberately developed negative economic models in regards to Brexit, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:

“Ministers should never be in the business of fanning the flames of conspiracy theories, but this is exactly what Baker has done. Either he knows officials deliberately skewed their research or he doesn’t. His words are not worthy of a Government Minister.

“This is not a case of the civil service conspiring against Brexit, but of the facts conspiring against the agenda of brexiteers like Mr Baker.”

NOTES:

Hansard text of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s question and Steve Baker’s answer is here 

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