Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hague is blaming voters for Govt's shambolic Brexit approach

The Liberal Democrats have accused William Hague of blaming voters for the government's own failings on Brexit, after he claimed Britain will get a worse deal as a result of the election.

It comes as European Parliament Brexit Negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said the "slow progress" of Brexit talks means the EU is unlikely to be ready to open discussions about a future trade deal.

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake commented:

“William Hague is attempting to blame voters for the government’s shambolic handling of the Brexit negotiations.

“From the beginning Theresa May has decided to pursue the most extreme and damaging form of Brexit. The real impact of the election is that these divisive plans have been thrown into doubt.

"The government must now accept the election result and agree to soften its approach.

“Each day brings us closer to a dangerous cliff-edge Brexit, but as the clock is ticking ministers are still twiddling their thumbs.

“It's time for the Conservatives to finally admit that the best way to protect the economy and living standards is to stay in the single market and customs union."

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