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John Redwood snaps at BBC host’s interruption in no deal Brexit clash – ‘Can I answer?’

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Britain’s economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with the slump on growth being blamed on Brexit uncertainty. Tory MP John Redwood claimed the “squeeze” on the UK economy has been “far too tough in the last two or three quarters”. Answering a question on whether a Brexit deal is better for the economy due to no deal tariffs, Mr Redwood told BBC News: “I just don’t agree with that and we’ve had a very weak – “

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BBC presenter Martine Croxall interrupted: “He’s only saying what a lot of economists are saying.”

The former Secretary of State for Wales hit back: “Would you like me to answer the question?

“I know quite a lot about economics and business as well, and I have every right to express my view, as you wanted to interview me.

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“The second quarter in the UK was weak, we’re not as weak yet as Germany or Italy, but it’s disappointingly weak.

“What we need to do is to get out on October 31 and have that Brexit bonus budget that I and others have been talking about.

“I’m very encouraged to see the Prime Minister and the Chancellor saying ‘we need some tax cuts, we need to spend some more money’.

“The squeeze on the UK economy has been far too tough in the last two or three quarters.”

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John Redwood snaps at BBC host’s interruption in no deal Brexit clash – ‘Can I answer?’

Britain’s economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with the slump on growth being blamed on Brexit uncertainty. Tory MP John Redwood claimed the “squeeze” on the UK economy has been “far too tough in the last two or three quarters”.

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