Leslie – May-Juncker statement unlikely to avert destructive hard Brexit

Commenting on Theresa May’s meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker this evening, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The blandness of their joint statement begs the question of what Theresa May actually did talk about in her meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker. 

“We can only hope that this meeting will help to avert the destructive hard Brexit path we are speeding down; but no-one should hold their breath.

“The Brexit fantasy sold by Ministers is clearly unachievable. It's time they got real and acted to protect jobs and our economy by making real progress in the talks, and negotiating to keep Britain in the single market and the customs union.”