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Minister apologises for inventing Brexit stat on air

Justice Minister Rory Stewart has apologised after making up a Brexit statistic whilst on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Speaking with Emma Barnett, he claimed 80 per cent of the British public supported the prime minister’s Brexit deal.

Pressed by Emma as to where he had got the information, he said: “I’m producing a number to illustrate what I believe”.

He later added, “I totally apologise and I take that back.”

This clip is originally from the Emma Barnett show on 15 November 2018.

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