Friday 2 March 2018 / 5:01 PM Brexit / Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May read out a long list of problems but failed to provide solutions – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to Theresa May’s Brexit speech today, said:

“After 20 wasted months, Theresa May has once again failed to bring real clarity to the negotiations – and worryingly, she admitted that her approach will reduce our access to European markets.

“She read out a long list of problems but failed to provide solutions, particularly on the urgent question of preventing a hard border in Northern Ireland.

“We clearly set out our Brexit priorities in Coventry on Monday. Theresa May’s only clear priority today seemed to be to tie the UK permanently to EU rules which are used to drive privatisation and block support for British industry.”