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19.02.2019 21:18

UK Junior business minister Harrington: "Emergency action" would be needed in case of no-deal Brexit, including BoE's stimulus

The UK's junior business minister Richard Harrington said that Britain would have to employ significant measures to support the economy.

"If we do leave with no deal, I do feel in the short term it is government’s role – government, the Bank of England, all the other tools that we have – to take what will be emergency action to deal with a drastic situation. In traditional terms that would mean pumping money into the economy in different ways," he said at a manufacturing conference in London.

"Now I’m not talking about financial tools, but the banks will have to step forward with additional liquidity because of the shock that it will have on the economy."

Harrington, however, noted that he did not believe there would ultimately be a no-deal Brexit as he expected that parliament would take control of the process and prevent it.


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