Wednesday 7 February 2018 / 7:03 PM Brexit

These figures are further evidence of why the Tories must rethink their reckless approach to Brexit – Paul Blomfield

Paul Blomfield MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Minister, responding to the leaked regional breakdown of the economic impact of Brexit, said:

“These figures are further evidence of why the Tories must rethink their reckless approach to the Brexit negotiations.

“The final Brexit deal with the European Union must work for every region and nation of the UK, protecting people’s jobs and local economies.

“That is why Labour has been clear from the outset that the Government should seek a deal that retains the economic benefits of our current membership with the European Union. Options for achieving that should not have been swept off the negotiating table, including being in a customs union with our largest trading partner.

“Theresa May should stop listening to the extreme Brexiteers sat around the Cabinet table and start putting the country’s interests first.”