Umunna: EU leaders highlight disconnect between Government's rhetoric and reality

Commenting on the EU Council's guidelines released today which outline the EU27's united position on Brexit, CU, leading supporter of OB said: 

"The EU's unity over their negotiating position shows the total disconnect between the Government's rhetoric and the reality of the situation.

"EU leaders are clear that, contrary to the promises of Government Ministers, we will not be able to leave the Single Market and keep the exact same benefits, and that we will not be able to discuss the future relationship until the exit terms have been agreed.

"Theresa May needs to wake up and act to prevent a chaotic Brexit that would take our economy off a cliff edge. That means keeping Britain in the Single Market to protect jobs and growth."


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The full guidelines are available here: