Wednesday 25 January 2017 / 12:59 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This is a significant and welcome U-turn from the Prime Minister – Keir Starmer

Keir
Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
, commenting on
the Government’s announcement that they will publish a White Paper, said:

“This
is a significant and welcome U-turn from the Prime Minister.

“Labour
has repeatedly called for the Government to publish a plan for Brexit before
Article 50 is triggered and we made clear Labour would table amendments on this
to the Article 50 Bill.

“This
U-turn comes just 24 hours after David Davis seemed to rule out a White Paper,
and failed to answer repeated questions from MPs on all sides of the House.

“The
Prime Minister now needs to confirm that this White Paper will be published in
time to inform the Article 50 process, and that it will clear up the
inconsistencies, gaps and risks outlined in her speech.”