Streeting – Government has made a welcome u-turn on Brexit transition

Commenting on reports that the Government has accepted the need for a transitional period after Brexit, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“If it is true that the Cabinet now accept the need for a transitional period to avoid a cliff-edge Brexit, it is a welcome u-turn from Ministers and a big victory for the Chancellor.

“Realism rather than rhetoric must now drive the Government's approach to Brexit. 

“If they are serious about doing what is best for our economy, then they should start exploring British membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union beyond a transition period.”