Andrea Leadsom this morning ruled out any prospect of the Government supporting Labour’s proposal of a permanent Customs Union.
Despite this it is expected that Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May will meet for further “talks” about Brexit.
Commenting, Peter Kyle MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:
“Labour should have no part in the Government’s game of letting the clock run down on Brexit. But another round of talks-about-talks-about-Brexit between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May is in danger of falling into just that trap.
“This morning Andrea Leadsom explicitly ruled out any prospect of Government support for Labour’s proposal of a permanent Customs Union and yesterday Liam Fox said it was delusional.
“Jeremy Corbyn risks looking gullible and foolish if he still thinks there is something to talk about in those circumstances. He should instead follow the advice of Keir Starmer, his Shadow Brexit Secretary, and press his proposal to a vote in the Commons to see whether it can command a majority among MPs.
“If they delay and delay and delay then the sense that Labour are actively assisting Theresa May in creating a crisis atmosphere in an effort to get her deal passed will grow. Neither Labour’s members nor its supporters want Mrs May’s Brexit. They expect Labour to lead the campaign against it. And if Jeremy Corbyn can’t get Parliamentary support for his version of Brexit, they will expect Labour to follow its conference policy of campaigning for a People’s Vote.”
Notes to editors
Yesterday, in Dublin, Keir Starmer called for the Customs Union proposal to be put to a vote: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/sir-keir-starmer-renews-calls-for-a-vote-on-the-customs-union-37805647.html