The heavy redaction of the Brexit Impact Studies has been done to protect the electorate by preventing them becoming overly excited about the amazing possibilities once Brexit happens, according to David Davis.
The Department for Exiting the EU has come in for criticism for heavily redacting the documents that parliament had instructed them to release, but Minister David Davis said this was done solely to protect the electorate at large.
He told reporters gathered outside his offices, “Look, everyone knows that Brexit is going to be completely amazing, just utterly breathtaking in its brilliance, but these studies go into quite some detail outlining just how amazing.
“And as such, we have to be very careful. If we were just to publish them willy-nilly, how could we expect the electorate to concentrate on anything when they know that such an incredible Brexit is around the corner.
“People will read them and realise instantly how much better this lives will be once Brexit happens, and we’re still a little way from dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s – so we don’t want to excite them too much.
“Have you ever tried to get a child to do any chores on Christmas Eve? It’s much the same here. The redaction was absolutely necessary so that the nation can continue to focus on their day jobs without getting overexcited about what’s coming next.
Leave voter Simon Williams told us, “I’ll be honest, I was a little sceptical about this redaction of the Brexit impact studies. It just smelled a bit funny, or at least it did, right up until Mr Davis showed it to me his reasoning on a massive bus.”