Monday 30 January 2017 / 2:10 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

John McDonnell responds to a report from The UK in a Changing Europe, ‘A successful Brexit – four economic tests’

John
McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor,
commenting on a report from The UK
in a Changing Europe, ‘A successful Brexit – four economic tests’, said:

“This
is an important and detailed piece of work which should be looked at seriously
by everyone involved in the Brexit negotiations.

"It
is vital for the good of the country that we can hold the Government to account
using a series of tests like this, but to do so we will need much greater
openness and transparency than the Government has shown so far.

"That’s
why Labour’s amendments to the Bill in Parliament this week will seek to
require regular progress reports from the Government and full Parliamentary
scrutiny.”