Streeting – Government “sinking into quicksand of Brexit”

Andrea Leadsom today gave no indication of when the Government’s key pieces of Brexit legislation will return to the Commons, leading to accusations that they are trying to avoid losing key votes over issues like the Customs Union and the Single Market.

Setting out the House of Commons business for the next fortnight, Andrea Leadsom said only that the EU Withdrawal Bill, the Trade Bill and the Customs Bill would return to the Commons “in due course.”


Commenting, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign, said:

“The Government is sinking into the quicksand of Brexit, and the more they struggle, the deeper they sink.

“Key pieces of Brexit legislation have disappeared into a parliamentary black hole, with no indication of when they will re-emerge. The Government know they have no majority in Parliament for their hard Brexit plans, and they have no idea how to solve the Irish border question.

“The country is waiting for a plan, but all we are seeing is chaos. Brexit is turning into a shambolic mess that could not be further from what has been promised. That’s why need a People’s Vote on the terms of the final Brexit deal.”