Monday 18 March 2019 / 10:24 AM Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti responds to reports of changes to the Attorney General’s legal advice

Shami Chakrabarti, Shadow Attorney General, in response to reports of changes to the Attorney General’s legal advice on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, said:

“We know that faced with historic defeats in Parliament, Theresa May’s approach is to stubbornly keep going back for a different answer.

“But fingers in ears don’t change the law. You can’t keep asking for different legal advice to save your political skin. The public needs to know if the Attorney General is being pressured to embroider his analysis and why any new words from him may have only been disclosed to a few chosen Tory MPs.”