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Gordon Brown: ‘PM must give us answers’

‘Own goal’: Gordon Brown PICTURE: PA

GORDON BROWN says parliament should be debating the ‘devastating’ consequences of a no-deal Brexit that could put lives at risk — rather than being suspended.

The former prime minister said a no-deal could hit imports of food and medicine and insisted Boris Johnson must answer questions about it.

Speaking before a No to No Deal rally in Glasgow, Mr Brown said: ‘Can the prime minister guarantee that medical supplies — the 1million medical packs that come every day into the country through ports such as Dover — arrive uninterrupted and without putting lives at risk?’

He said 30 per cent of Britain’s food supplies come through mainland Europe and ten per cent from countries where Europe has trade agreements.

He said if Mr Johnson cannot provide answers, Brexit would be ‘the biggest own goal in our peacetime economic history, no matter how much it is dressed up as a patriotic act’.