FORMER Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has warned that the UK is heading for a double cliff edge of Brexit and an economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing a Welsh Labour Party event, Mr Brown said: “I think we’ve got two cliff edges coming, if it is possible to go over two cliff edges at once.”
Mr Brown said Rishi Sunak would have to introduce further measures to limit the impact of rising unemployment.
He went on to describe the Chancellor’s support package paying two-thirds of wages for lockdown-hit businesses “very limited”.
He said: “I believe the Chancellor will have to come back to the House of Commons quite soon to update, revise and change his plan, because it is simply not adequate for the circumstances of today.”
His comments come as Boris Johnson warned businesses and hauliers to “get ready” for there to be no free trade deal, claiming that “there doesn’t seem to be any progress coming from Brussels”.
The Prime Minister said the UK’s relationship with the EU could be more like the one Brussels has with Australia, which will mean tariffs being introduced on goods between the UK and the 27 other EU countries.
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