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Labour MP demands Michael Gove ‘corrects the record’ over Brexit claims

Ben Bradshaw questions Michael Gove on his Brexit comments - Credit: Parliament Live

Michael Gove has been told to “correct the record” after misleading statements made about Brexit.

Gove had claimed that key health and education benefits will be saved “for a while” – even if there is no deal – while interviewed by the Today programme.

There is currently no guarantee the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Erasmus will continue after the transition period, even if a deal is struck.

In reference to whether “free medical treatment” would be still available without a deal, the minister said: “It will be the case that, for a period, yes, there will be appropriate access.”

Asked about whether studying abroad would continue, Gove also claimed that “yes, for a period” students would be able to do so.

Ben Bradshaw, a Labour MP, questioned the Brexiteer on the remarks on the programme in the House of Commons but was given a reply to a different question.

A furious Bradshaw shouted that it was not his question – before issuing a demand that Gove “correct the record” immediately.

“Otherwise, why should people believe a single thing any minister says?”

He added: “It’s absolutely astonishing that the man in charge of our Brexit policy should completely mislead the public on two major issues of concern.”

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