Friday 15 December 2017 / 3:03 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Theresa May must put country before party in Brexit talks – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to confirmation that Brexit talks can now move onto the second phase, said:

“It is welcome that the European Council has at last agreed to move to the crucial second stage of the Brexit negotiations.

“However, this should have happened months ago. The truth is that the Government’s chaotic handling of the Brexit talks has hindered progress, fuelled uncertainty and risked economic damage.

“Theresa May must learn from her mistakes, put the needs of the country before her party and prioritise negotiating a future relationship with the European Union that puts jobs and the economy first.”