Brace yourselves for no-deal Brexit, warns former architecture minister

Ed Vaizey

’We have punched EU architects in the face’

A former architecture minister has warned the profession to brace itself for a no-deal Brexit as an increasing number of wider industry figures voice alarm about the UK leaving the EU without an agreement in place.

Ed Vaizey – who tasked Terry Farrell with carrying out a review of architecture during his six-year term as culture minister – told BD firms were right to be worried about crashing out of the EU without a deal at the end of March.

“Everyone should be worried and be prepared if they can - and speak out and say why they oppose no deal,” he said.

“It’s completely insane. It’s driven by ideological fanatics who refuse to compromise for the sake of people who need to get on with their lives.”

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