November 26, 2019
New analysis has revealed that Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to hold two referendums in 2020 will take until September 2020 at the very earliest, and that the cost will total £150 million.
Commenting, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“A majority Conservative government would get Brexit done and focus on the people’s priorities - such as increasing funding in our NHS and reducing the cost of living.
“The alternative is Jeremy Corbyn, a man who can’t even make up his mind on Brexit, submitting to a pact with Nicola Sturgeon, and we already know what terms she will demand - another divisive referendum on Scottish independence alongside a second vote on Brexit.
“The financial cost of this to taxpayers up and down the country will be in excess of £150m. But the real cost will be much, much higher: the chaos of two referendums in 2020 grinding the country to a halt and the world’s greatest political union reduced to the status of a bargaining chip.”
Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:
“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”