Baroness Meacher, a former social worker, described Brexit as a calamity and claimed the Government was beginning to understand the scale of the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).
Speaking on RT, the cross bench peer said a lack of planning by former prime minister David Cameron and his administration in the event of a ‘Leave’ vote meant British citizens lacked knowledge on the move.
Put to her that it was difficult for the previous Government to plan for Brexit because polls indicated there would be a Remain vote, she replied that was a reason why the UK should remain within the EU.
Baroness Meacher said the UK should not leave the EU as "people were not informed"
They are beginning to realise the enormity of the calamity that they’re creating for this country
She said: “On that basis we shouldn’t leave, should we, because people were not informed, the whole thing was badly planned.”
She said: "I think they are beginning to realise the enormity of the calamity that they’re creating for this country, I do believe they’re now beginning to understand that but of course they’re now committed to trying to have a deal.
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European Council President Donald Tusk gestures to members of the media as he leaves 10 Downing street after talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in central London
“We will not have a deal in my view.”
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Meanwhile Italy’s deputy finance minister has said Brexit will not have a “disastrous economic” effect on the UK once it leaves the bloc.
Enrico Morando called for a “more realistic and measured” approach to the European Union divorce process and said there would be no “doomsday” scenario.