Wednesday 22 August 2018 / 10:30 PM Brexit / Keir Starmer

A no deal Brexit would be a complete failure by the Government to negotiate for Britain – Starmer

Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, commenting ahead of the publication of the Government’s papers on a no deal Brexit, said:

“If the publication of these documents is just a crude attempt by Ministers to dress up the severe consequences of a no deal Brexit as somehow acceptable, the whole exercise will be pointless.

“A no deal Brexit would be a complete failure by the Government to negotiate for Britain. These documents should not distract us from that.

“No deal would be catastrophic for people’s jobs, the economy and for the border in Northern Ireland. It is irresponsible for anyone to casualise no deal.

“With time running out in the negotiations, Labour urges the Government to drop the dangerous rhetoric and prioritise securing a final Brexit deal that puts jobs and the economy first.”