Chuka got very upset with Boris on LBC for quoting him as saying 50% of new regulations come from Brussels. This was Chuka’s categorical denial that he’d ever used that statistic:
“No, you’ve got that wrong, I was not quoted as saying that.”
Guido has unearthed this speech delivered by Chuka where he claims exactly that:
“On regulation, the Tory-led Government has over promised and under delivered – for example, its ‘one in one out’ rule does not apply to EU legislation which accounts for around half of all new regulation and its semi-detached attitude towards European engagement makes it harder not easier to reduce the regulatory burden on business.”
As Boris says, man up and admit it Chuka!