Thursday 21 March 2019 / 3:43 PM Brexit / John McDonnell

May cannot ignore TUC and CBI – McDonnell

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to a joint letter from the TUC and CBI calling for a Plan B Brexit deal, said:

“This is a significant move by the biggest voices for business and workers in our country. The Prime Minister cannot ignore the clear advice and demands of these groups which represent millions of working people and employers across Britain.

“Theresa May’s damaging deal has been comprehensively rejected by parliament with two record breaking defeats, and it’s clear that business and workers also reject it.

“There can be no false choice between May’s bad deal and a catastrophic no deal situation. The Prime Minister must move her red lines and act in the national interest in finding a compromise now. She cannot continue on this failed path.”