May is giving up before negotiations begin, warn Labour MEPs

Responding to Theresa May’s Brexit speech today, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“So now we know: Theresa May has given up on the Single Market before negotiations have even begun, whatever the cost – the cost in jobs, the cost in trade, the cost to our economy. Britain is leaving the European Union, but the choices about how we leave will sit with Theresa May and the government – and this looks like a Tory plan that will make most people poorer.

“And despite all of this, we still don’t have clarity on what she actually wants to achieve in terms of our future trading relationship with Europe. So despite the all the talk we still face uncertainty, putting even more jobs at risk.”