Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Commons statement on Brexit and Boris Johnson taking Foreign Office questions
Johnson says British aid workers responded fantastically to the recent hurricanes.
Yet before the hurricane was even over, he received a letter two select committees criticising the UK’s response, he says. He says that was “premature”.
Turning away from Foreign Office questions for a moment, the OECD has just published its report on the UK.
Here is the Guardian’s story about it.
Britain must secure “the closest possible economic relationship” with the European Union after Brexit to prevent the economy suffering a long-term decline, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) has warned.
The thinktank to the world’s richest nations, which has predicted the UK’s growth rate will fall to just 1% next year, said a “disorderly” exit from the EU single market and customs union in 2019 “would hurt trading relationships and reduce long-term growth”.