Friday 2 March 2018 / 8:33 AM Brexit / Keir Starmer

The Government has no answers to critical questions facing Brexit negotiations – Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, speaking ahead of Theresa May’s speech on Brexit, said:

“Twenty months after the referendum, the Government still has no answers to the critical questions facing the negotiations. On the contrary, the Government is paralysed by its own divisions.

“Theresa May must now prove once and for all that she has the authority and vision to negotiate Britain’s exit from the European Union.

“Labour has set out an alternative Brexit approach that can unite the country and puts jobs and living standards first. That includes negotiating a new and strong relationship with the single market and a comprehensive UK-EU customs union, in which the UK would have a say in future trade deals negotiated with the EU.

“The Tories must follow Labour’s lead, end the uncertainty and deliver the Brexit deal Britain needs to protect jobs and the economy.”