Treasury ‘fiddling figures’ on Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg chairs the Conservative Party’s European Research Group

Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused Treasury officials of “fiddling the figures” on Brexit to keep the UK in the European Union customs union.

It arrives amid asserts, which the Treasury has denied, that it had purposely generated an economic model that made all other options look bad.

The FDA union, which represents civil servant, assaulted the MP for peddling “unsubstantiated conspiracy theories”.

The Treasury said it was working hard to deliver the best bargain for Britain.

Conservative MP Mr Rees-Mogg told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “If you look at the forecasts the Treasury built before the referendum, the latter are a humiliation.

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