Tuesday 17 January 2017 / 1:46 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Jeremy Corbyn response to Theresa May’s speech on Brexit

Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party
, speaking in response to Theresa
May’s speech on Brexit, said:

“Theresa May has made clear
that she is determined to use Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement
tax haven on the shores of Europe. She makes out this is a negotiating threat
to the 27 EU countries but it’s actually a threat to the British people’s jobs,
services and living standards. 

“We welcome that the Prime Minister
has listened to the case we’ve been making about the need for full tariff free
access to the single market but are deeply concerned about her reckless
approach to achieving it. 

“This speech should have been given
in Parliament where MPs could ask her questions on behalf of their
constituents. She talks about Brexit restoring parliamentary sovereignty but,
once again, she is determined to avoid real scrutiny of her plans.”