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Britain has not formally assessed impact of Brexit on economy: David Davis

Parliament could have a decisive role in the Brexit process if it blocks or amends the legislation which the government has proposed to enact the divorce

Reuters  |  London 

Britain has not conducted formal sector-by-sector analyses of the impact that leaving the European Union will have on the economy, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday, arguing they were not necessary yet. The comments inflamed critics of the government's handling of the complex divorce process at a time when talks with Brussels have stalled because of a row over how to manage the Irish border after Brexit. Davis has become embroiled in a long-running argument with lawmakers -- including from the ruling Conservative Party -- over what preparatory work the government ...

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 18:36 IST