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Raab accused of misleading public.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been accused of "misleading the public" over no-deal Brexit and bringing the post of Foreign Secretary "into disrepute".

Labour former Foreign Office minister Ben Bradshaw has written to the Foreign Secretary calling on him to apologise for remarks on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this week.

He said Mr Raab had claimed the prospect of a no-deal exit from the European Union was "widely discussed and considered a realistic prospect during the 2016 EU referendum".

Mr Bradshaw said the claim there is a mandate for a no-deal Brexit is "deeply dishonest and demeans the office of Foreign Secretary".

In the letter, Mr Bradshaw told Mr Raab: "Your pronouncements since taking the job just a few days ago risk bringing this great office of state into disrepute. I was astonished to hear you claim on the BBC's Today programme on Monday 29 July that the prospect of a no-deal exit from the European Union was widely discussed and considered a realistic prospect during the 2016 EU referendum.

"You must know this is simply not true.

"There appears to be no evidence at all of you ever suggesting that leaving the EU without a deal was a likely or possible outcome."

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Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Date:Aug 3, 2019
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