Thursday 5 July 2018 / 8:30 PM Brexit

Labour offer Tories a ‘Cabinet Survival Kit’ ahead of crunch Brexit Summit

The Tories are in for a long 24 hours as warring Cabinet ministers prepare to attend Theresa May’s ‘Peace Summit’ to try and finally agree a plan for Brexit.

After months of bitter infighting, the Cabinet will need all the help it can get to survive the crunch meeting.

On the eve of the summit, Labour is releasing a ‘Cabinet Survival Kit’ to help ministers through this difficult period.

The kit includes sticking plasters to patch over the divisions, a packet of fudge in case ministers fudge it, a stopwatch to count down to the looming deadline, a can to kick down the road, a draft resignation letter, a Boris Johnson special edition of Deal or No Deal, and an emergency pair of pyjamas.

Jenny Chapman MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Minister, said:

“Tory infighting over Brexit has got so serious Labour has been left with little choice but to try and offer ministers a helping hand before this latest peace summit.

“But there is a serious point to this. Every single day the Government wastes arguing with itself puts jobs and the economy at risk and increases the chances of the UK crashing out without a deal. No deal would be the worst possible outcome for our country.

“Businesses are crying out for certainty and even a glimmer of hope that ministers have a plan for Brexit.

“In the next 24 hours Theresa May must face down the extreme voices in her Cabinet and finally get on with the job of negotiating for Britain.”