Rachel Reeves responds to Michael Gove’s warning of ‘bumpy moments’ for businesses and travellers under new EU rules
Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to Michael Gove’s warning of ‘bumpy moments’ for businesses and travellers under new EU rules, said:
“The Government is treating its own incompetence as inevitable.
“There is no reason why the deal the Government ended up with had to be run so close to the wire, nor why this period must be bumpy had the Government prepared properly.
“But instead they refused to engage with business on preparations and dodged repeated questions from Labour for months on how many customs agents were recruited and ready, and what IT systems are properly in place.
“They should behave like grown-ups and take responsibility for governance.”