Thursday 12 January 2017 / 5:56 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

On Tuesday the Prime Minister must reassure the country that she will fight to prioritise jobs and the economy – Starmer

Keir
Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, commenting
on reports that Theresa May will make a speech on Brexit on Tuesday, said:

“So
far the Prime Minister has refused to provide any clarity about the
Government’s basic Brexit negotiating stance. That has caused great uncertainty
and confusion. The Prime Minister must therefore take this opportunity to
reassure the country that she has a plan for Brexit and that she will fight for
a deal that prioritises jobs, the economy and delivers trading arrangements
that are free of tariffs and bureaucratic impediments.

“With
just ten or eleven weeks to go before the triggering of Article 50, time is
running out.

“Labour
has been clear that we need a Brexit deal that is good for British businesses,
protects workers’ and environmental rights and ensures a cooperative,
collaborative new relationship with the EU.

“On
Tuesday the Prime Minister has a chance to spell out if she shares these
objectives.”

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