Chris Leslie MP – Transition “like walking the plank”

Ministers from the “EU 27” have agreed negotiating directives for the second stage of the UK’s EU withdrawal negotiations. 

Commenting Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said: 

“The EU’s negotiating directives underline that the Government’s only plan for transition is to move us from rule maker to rule taker. 

“All Ministers are doing is pushing the cliff-edge out a little bit further. Transition increasingly looks less like building a bridge and more like walking the plank.

"We should not leave the European Union until we know where we are going. If all transition means is abiding by the rules but losing our seat at the table to decide them, the Government should instead seek to extend the Article 50 timetable.”