Alex has responded to the government's statement setting out preparations for a no-deal exit from the European Union.
“There is no Brexit deal that is better than the deal we already enjoy as members of the European Union.
“It’s a dismal state of affairs that we’re having to spend millions of pounds to prepare for a Boris Johnson Brexit that would devastate our economy and put thousands of people out of work. Precious time and money is being wasted on these dangerous plans.
“No-deal would be extremely damaging to people across the whole of the UK. We must do all that we can to stop it.”