Leslie – Cherry picking Government yet to present a credible negotiating position

The Guardian has published a document from the European Commission which slams Theresa May’s Brexit speech as “double cherry picking” and “more a domestic communication” from a PM “trying to keep the unity in her Cabinet”.

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

The Commission’s view that Theresa May is ‘double cherry picking’ shows how far the Government has to go to present a credible negotiating position. 

The Commission plainly see the Prime Minister’s speech in much the same way as many in Britain do, a means to satisfy internal party critics and not as a serious contribution to the negotiating process.

If the Government cannot produce a realistic and workable negotiating position a year after the Article 50 notice, we are all entitled to ask if Brexit is the right choice for our country.”



Notes to editors

The Guardian’s story is here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/06/theresa-may-conservative-politics-brexit-solutions-leaked-eu-report