Brexit Bulletin: Steve Baker is safe, but sorry

Brexit Bulletin: Steve Baker is safe, but sorry

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Brexit Bulletin: Steve Baker is safe, but sorry
Brexit Bulletin: Steve Baker is safe, but sorry News Guide
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Steve Baker might have mixed up in the House of Commons what exactly he had been told about the Treasury’s work on Brexit, but he remains safe in Government. Theresa May made that clear last night from China, indicating that her Brexit minister would correct the record and apologise to Parliament for suggesting officials were cooking the books in order to make Brexit look bad - which he promptly did this morning. Mr Baker insisted that his comments had been based on an “honest recollection” about the conversation he had with think-tank boss Charles Grant, but he was happy to clarify himself. “As I have put on record many times, I have the highest regard for our hard-working civil servants,” he said.

The Brexit minister will feel chastened after overreaching in his attempt to dismiss the furore surrounding the leaked Whitehall forecasts, but what will matter to the Government...

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