Friday 26 January 2018 / 4:44 PM Brexit / Keir Starmer

David Davis’ speech does nothing to hide the deep divisions at the heart of this Government – Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, responding to David Davis’ speech, said:

“Five months after Labour set out the terms for strong transitional arrangements, David Davis appears to have finally woken up to reality. However, this speech will do nothing to hide the deep divisions at the heart of this Tory Government.

“Theresa May has wasted months of the negotiations, failing to call out the extreme Brexiteers in her party who want the UK to crash out of Europe without a deal at any costs.

“It’s time she put country before party and agreed on a transitional deal on the terms Labour set out last summer – that means within the single market and a customs union with the EU during this period.

“The truth is that Tory infighting is now the single biggest threat to a Brexit deal that works for Britain.”

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