Umunna – John Major’s speech right to warn of dangers of hard Brexit

Commenting on Sir John Major’s speech on Brexit today, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

"It is absolutely right to warn that if the Government continues on its current course, we will end up with the kind of hard, destructive Brexit that costs jobs and damages our economy. 

"The Government have promised to get a deal that delivers the 'exact same benefits' as we have today. Sir John is right to question how likely that is but it is there is no chance at all of it being delivered if our European partners across the negotiating table continue to be demonised.

"It is vital that Parliament is given a meaningful vote on the final agreement, with the power to send the Government back to the negotiating table if the deal they come back with is not good enough for Britain."

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