Friday 8 December 2017 / 8:36 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It is encouraging that the European Commission has recommended sufficient progress in the Brexit negotiations – Keir Starmer

Keir
Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary,
responding to the
European Commission’s announcement that sufficient progress has been made in
the first phase of the Brexit talks, said:

“Despite
being two months later than originally planned, it is encouraging that the
European Commission has recommended sufficient progress in the Brexit
negotiations.

“The
priority for both sides now must be to agree transitional arrangements on the
same basic terms as we have now. That means staying in the single market and a
customs union for a time-limited period. We will also need to know the
political price of the deal struck and the impact any compromise that has been
agreed will have on our future relationship with the EU.

“As
the talks now move on to a discussion about Britain’s future relationship with
the European Union, Theresa May must seriously reflect on her approach to the
negotiations so far. We cannot have another year of chaos and confusion or the
farcical scenes we saw earlier on in the week that put jobs and the economy at
risk.”