Alarmingly, the Liberal Democrats are the only major UK political party ready to release a schedule of costings to support their 2017 manifesto.
To see the Liberal Democrats costing paper open this link
As a financial professional, I could easily criticize this document, I commend the Liberals for their integrity and professionalism. Personally, I’d prefer to see some sensitivity analysis with upside and downside scenarios, along with risk analysis and mitigation strategy.
BUT what’s seriously alarming is the absence of costing evidence from both the Conservatives and Labour. Most critically, the public have a right to see some sensitivity analysis for worst case Brexit scenarios, along with a professional risk analysis.
This leads me to the conclusion that Theresa May is looking for popular support from the UK public but is not ready to publish the downside risks from a hard-Brexit – this is shameful and underhanded. What’s Theresa May trying to hide?