Monday 25 February 2019 / 3:49 PM Brexit / Shami Chakrabarti

Backstop talks continue – Shami Chakrabarti responds

Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, responding to the news that Geoffrey Cox will be travelling to Brussels tomorrow to continue talks on the Northern Irish Backstop, said:

“It is no surprise that Theresa May is sending the Attorney General back to Brussels tomorrow in a search for a miracle to save her disastrous deal.

“His very clear legal advice was made public following the first contempt vote against a government in parliamentary history.

“But Mr Cox is a lawyer and not a magician. He will be well aware of the dangers to public trust of fudging legal certainty for the sake of political expedience.”