Umunna – May’s statement just gave us fudge, not clarity

Commenting on Theresa May’s statement in the House of Commons this afternoon, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The Prime Minister’s statement today gave us no more clarity about the huge pile of fudge she has brought back from Brussels. Ministers can’t agree if the £40 billion Brexit bill is conditional on trade talks or not. There are no solutions on Ireland, just meaningless commitments that may not survive contact with reality.

“And Ministers clearly have no idea what kind of future relationship they want with the EU. ‘Canada plus plus plus’ is a line from The Thick of It, not a strategy. 

“We can have no confidence at all in this Government’s ability to negotiate a deal for Britain that delivers the ‘exact same benefits’ as EU membership, as they have promised. If the Brexit the people are delivered is worse than the one they were sold, they have the right to keep an open mind about whether this is the best future for our country.”