Speaking on the BBC special, Tim said: “Keir accuses David of not doing his homework with regards to numbers, so obviously you have, haven’t you? So you know how bad it’s going to be – you’ve done the numbers.”
The Labour MP replied: “There have been a number of reports, there’s evidence, select committee reports et cetera that have set out what the economic cost is but as I say it’s not just the economic cost.”
David Davis shut down Keir Starmer over Brexit forecasts on the Question Time special
Precisely how many of the economic forecasts about Brexit have turned out to be right so far? How many? None!
The audience member continued to probe, repeatedly asking what the cost of Brexit would be before Mr Davis scolded his opposition counterpart.
He fumed: “Precisely how many of the economic forecasts about Brexit have turned out to be right so far? How many? None!”
Addressing Mr Starmer, Tim said it was “project fear again” and that there was “nothing coming from your side” about the cost of Brexit, before repeatedly asking for an answer again.
Mr Starmer responded: “We’re going into the most important negotiations since the Second World War. Every time a reasonable question is asked it’s dismissed as unreasonable denial.
Brexit: Results of how the UK voted Mon, March 20, 2017
Much of the North East of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union including Sunderland, Gateshead, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside, and Northumberland
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GREAT YARMOUTH: The town of Great Yarmouth on the East Coast of England voted by 72% to leave the European Union.
Audience member Tim grilled the shadow Brexit secretary over the cost of leaving the EU
“Every time a challenge is made it’s branded ‘frustrating the process’ – this is not healthy in a democracy if we want the right outcome for our country.”
The heated exchange comes Mr Davis argued the £50billion Brexit price tag quoted was way off the mark.
He said: “The Prime Minister has said that we are coming to the end of the time when we’re paying enormous sums to the European Union.
“We’ll, of course, meet our international obligations but we also expect our rights to be respected too so I don’t think we’re going to be seeing that sort of money change hands.”