Responding to the confirmation by the Government that a rapid rebuttal unit has been set up by the Cabinet Office to monitor reports regarding Britain’s departure from the EU, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:
"The British public deserve the truth about the realities of what a no-deal Brexit will entail, but this is not what Gove’s rebuttal unit will provide.
"It will be nothing more than a spin machine trying to mask the danger and chaos a no-deal Brexit will cause, with the cost coming out of the public purse.
"Rebuttal units in the past have been nothing more than a colossal waste of time and money. It is another shameful amount of money the Conservatives can add to their Brexit tab.
"Boris Johnson’s government are determined to drag us off the cliff edge in October and now are actively attempting to hide how this will affect our jobs, our businesses and our economy. It is time the British people were given the truth and a way out of this mess with a people’s vote, with the option to stay in the EU."