Umunna – Thornberry’s suggestion “extraordinary and unacceptable”

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry today told Chatham House that Labour would be likely to vote for what she called the Government’s “blah blah blah” approach to Brexit.

Commenting, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said: 

It is extraordinary and unacceptable that the Shadow Foreign Secretary seems to be suggesting that some ‘blah blah’ from the Government will be enough to secure Labour’s support to write the Government a blank cheque for Brexit.

“It’s an old-fashioned idea but it is the job of the Opposition to hold the Government to account and that is what our members expect to see rather than blasé chat about ‘blah blah’ on the most important issue facing the country.

“The public will rightly take a very dim view of the Labour frontbench joining arm in arm with the likes of Jacob Rees Mogg and other Brextremists to vote for a Brexit which will cost jobs, damage living standards and leave our public services with less investment.”