Barry Gardiner response to the defeat of New Clause 18
Barry Gardiner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, responding to the defeat of New Clause 18, said:
“The Government’s handling of Brexit over the past week has been an utter shambles. We have a Prime Minister who is in office, but not in power.
“Each day that Ministers waste arguing amongst themselves increases the risk of the UK crashing out of Europe without an agreement.
“Labour is clear that a new comprehensive customs union with the EU after Brexit is the best way to protect jobs, the economy and to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland. Theresa May should finally accept that and get on with the job of negotiating for Britain.”