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Former Defra minister claims Brexit won’t happen

Former Defra minister and veteran Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has claimed Brexit will not happen.

In a column for the website Devon Live, Mr Bradshaw said: “I’m going to make a bold prediction. Brexit won’t happen. There. I’ve said it.

“It’s what a lot of people are thinking and many hoping, but not saying, for fear of appearing undemocratic.”

Labour MP Mr Bradshaw was an Under Secretary of State at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2003 until 2006.

He was made a Minister of State at the same department – a position he held until becoming a minister at the Department of Health

He said: “I’ve always thought there was a good chance Brexit wouldn’t happen once the British people were faced with a terrible negotiation and an even worse deal.

“But the general election and its aftermath have brought that moment forward.”

(Source: Devon Live)

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