Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech today, Pat McFadden MP of the Open Britain campaign said:
"The centrist language the Prime Minister used in her speech cannot cover up the direction towards hard Brexit which has been signalled this week.
"She praised a series of sectors and firms all of whom have warned her about the dangers of leaving the European single market and customs union.
"There is no point in talking up industrial strategy when your central economic direction threatens industry's capacity to export freely to its biggest market.
"It is not too late for the Prime Minister to change tack, but the overall mood music this week has been of anti-immigrant right wing nationalism rather than the one nation positioning she attempted to adopt today.”