LABOUR NO-DEAL BREXIT UK Labour’s McDonnell ‘sceptical’ of ministers’ statements


A senior lawmaker from Britain’s opposition Labour Party said he is “sceptical” some ministers’ statements in Parliament accurately reflect the contents of the government’s reports regarding a potential no-deal Brexit.

Labour’s finance policy chief, John McDonnell, said statements delivered in the House of Commons prior to the suspension of Parliament should be compared to the “Operation Yellowhammer” documents, which lawmakers forced the government to release on Wednesday through a parliamentary motion.

McDonnell did not give examples of statements he thought were not reflective of the Yellowhammer findings.

A number of government ministers including Prime Minister Boris Johnson have pointedly praised the judicial system despite the Court of Session’s ruling. 

The High Court in England ruled in the opposite direction in a case brought there the previous week and the matter will be decided on appeal at the Supreme Court on Tuesday September 17th.