Jacob Rees-Mogg says the government will not assess whether Brexit has been successful.

Jacob Rees-Mogg has revealed that the government will not make any assessments on whether Brexit has been successful.

The Cabinet Minister also launched a frank attack on a report that said leaving the European Union harmed the British economy.

He said Resolution’s findings were “Project Fear Regurgitation” and targeted the think tank’s CEO, Torsten Bell, because he worked for Ed Miliband.

According to the report, which was conducted in collaboration with the London School of Economics, Brexit has hurt Britain’s competitiveness, lowering productivity and real wages for workers in the coming years.

She said the direct impact of the referendum result was clear, as “higher currency devaluation inflation” had raised the cost of living for families, and business investment had declined.

But responding to the findings, Brexit Opportunities Minister Rees-Mogg said: “It doesn’t look like the project’s fear rebound might hurt anyone.

“The president of Resolution is the former chief of staff for Ed Miliband, who has been a major fan of Remain in the EU, so they are the usual suspects.”

Reese-Mogg said that the success of the rollout of the Covid vaccine, in addition to the free trade agreements concluded between the United Kingdom and other countries, proved the success of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

But when asked if he would provide his own data to support his claims, the minister said: “I will not do these kinds of assessments because a lot was done before the referendum and they were all grin.”

Asked by HuffPost UK how voters are supposed to assess whether Brexit was worth it, Rees-Mogg said: “I’ve always thought it’s all about democracy. Can you change your government, can you take action? Decisions about how you judge?

“That’s the big, overwhelming advantage of Brexit, and then it comes to the debate about whether democracy also makes you more prosperous and I think it is and there’s a lot of evidence for that.”

Reese-Mogg had earlier told MPs he hoped a “revolution” to reform parts of EU law that the UK retained after Brexit would help lower the cost of living.

He said the government would publish data every three months to show how many changes were made to 2,400 pieces of EU legislation in place after the UK left.

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