Brexiteer says Treasury WAS 'pro-EU' but won't BACK Rees-Mogg's 'fiddling figures' claim

BREXITEER MP Kwasi Kwarteng said the Treasury was “pro-Remain” but made an important distinction as he refused to back Jacob Rees-Mogg's claims that the Government department had been "fiddling the figures" to keep Britain in the EU's customs union.

Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng said the Treasury has not “fiddled the figures” but he hit out at the key Government department’s “pro-Remain” agenda during the Brexit campaign, adding that it has “been here before”. 

Mr Kwarteng’s comments come amid claims from Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg that Treasury officials had been "fiddling the figures" on Brexit in an effort to keep the UK in the customs union, despite this being a major Government red line. 

Mr Kwarteng said he “vividly” remembers the various predictions the Treasury came up with, including claims of an “immediate recession.” 

He told BBC’s Westminster Hour: “They also said that we would lose 500,000 jobs. I think, by contrast, the economy put on 500,000 jobs.”


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