Sadiq Khan has requested studies to measure the effect of Brexit on London.
The mayor stated that the studies would be released next month, and had a taunt at David Davis, the Brexit secretary who has been cited of misleading parliament over the Brexit impact studies of his own department.
The London Mayor stated that the approach of the government to Brexit was “chaotic” and “putting jobs and growth at risk” in the City.
The papers are set to analyse the effect on nine different areas of the economy of London in the event of different deals on Brexit.
Khan stated: “It is outrageous that the Government either failed to consider the impact of Brexit on Britain’s economy properly or are refusing to release their analysis. If it’s the former, then I question their competence. if it is the latter, then I question whether they have something to hide.”
However, he was already criticised for his selection of independent analysts. Cambridge Econometrics includes Richard Murphy, whose ideas have been utilised by Jeremy Corbyn, as a director.
Another director of the consultant, Ben Gardiner, stated: “We firmly believe that modelling exercises such as ours serve a useful purpose by providing a structure to aid thinking and debate, providing some degree of clarity on what is otherwise a very complex issue.”