Theresa May SHAMES Labour for 'FRUSTRATING the Brexit process at EVERY stage'

Posted on Jun 6 2018 - 11:56pm by admin

Theresa May accused the Labour Party of “frustrating the Brexit process at every stage” during a passionate speech.

It comes as Labour’s frontbench is proposing full access to the EU’s “internal market” with an amendment to the Withdrawal Bill which returns to the Commons next week.

Speaking in Prime Minister’s questions, Theresa May ripped into Labour Party, insisting the Conservatives were “delivering on the vote of the British people”.

The Prime Minister said: “Can I say to the right honourable gentlemen that if he is not willing to stand up in this house and talk about Labour Party policy on Europe, we actually learnt a little today from the shadow Brexit secretary on Labour Party policy on Europe.

“He made clear that it was a pretence that somehow everybody in the Labour Party is in the same place on this, so now we know what the Right Honourable Gentleman is.

“Labour voted for a referendum, they voted to trigger Article 50 and since then they have tried to frustrate the Brexit process at every stage.

“Labour MEP’s voted against moving on to negotiate the trade discussions. They voted against the Withdrawal Bill.

“Today we saw again they are refusing to rule out a second referendum.

“The British people voted to Leave the European Union and it is this Government that is delivering on the vote of the British people.”

The Prime Minister is set to fight off House of Lords amendments to the Withdrawal Bill next week as it returns to the Commons.

Her official spokesperson declared: “There are amendments which were passed by the House of Lords which are unacceptable which we will be looking to overturn.”

It is understood Labour MPs will be told to abstain on the Lords EEA amendment but will be asked instead to back the call for a “bespoke” deal which would see shared UK-EU institutions and regulations.

Shadow EU Exit Secretary Keir Starmer has said: “Labour will only accept a Brexit deal that delivers the benefits of the Single Market and protects jobs and living standards.

“Unlike the Tories, Labour will not sacrifice jobs and the economy in the pursuit of a reckless and extreme interpretation of the referendum result.

“Existing Single Market agreements that the EU has negotiated with third countries, including Norway, are bespoke deals negotiated with the EU to serve the best interests of those countries.

“We need to learn from them and negotiate our own more ambitious agreement, which serves our economic interests and which prevents a hard border in Northern Ireland.

“Two years on from the referendum it is clear that the Government has no plan for how it will protect jobs and the economy, and guarantee no hard border in Northern Ireland.

“Labour’s amendment, along with a commitment to negotiate a new comprehensive customs union with the EU, is a strong and balanced package that would retain the benefits of the Single Market. Parliament should have the opportunity to debate and vote on it.”

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