Thursday 23 August 2018 / 11:06 AM Brexit / Keir Starmer

“No deal would represent complete failure of Government’s negotiating strategy” – Starmer

Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, responding to Dominic Raab’s speech, said:

“Dominic Raab’s speech exposes the reality that this Government is simply not prepared for a no deal scenario.

“The speech was thin on detail, thin on substance and provided no answers to how ministers intend to mitigate the serious consequences of leaving the EU without an agreement.

“We are eight weeks out from the deadline for reaching an agreement. Ministers should be getting on with the job of negotiating a Brexit deal that works for Britain, not publishing vague documents that will convince no one.

“A no deal Brexit has never been viable and would represent a complete failure of the Government’s negotiating strategy.”