Monday 20 March 2017 / 2:11 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Britain is about to embark on the most complex and important negotiations since World War II. This a hugely significant moment for the whole country – Keir Starmer

Keir
Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary,
commenting on
reports that Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, said:

“Britain
is about to embark on the most complex and important negotiations since World
War II, so this a hugely significant moment for the whole country.

“Theresa
May has repeatedly said that she wants to build a national consensus on Brexit,
but it is increasingly clear she has failed to do so. Britain is now more
divided at home and isolated abroad.

“It
is also extraordinary that the Prime Minister has failed to provide any
certainty about her plans for Brexit or to prepare for the clear dangers of not
reaching a deal with the EU.

“Labour
will hold the Prime Minister to account all the way, and argue for a Brexit
deal that puts jobs, the economy and living standards first.”