Labour MEPs call on Theresa May to give assurances on rights, security and access to EU Single Market

21 July 2016

Jude Kirton-Darling MEP said:

“The new prime minister urgently needs to reassure the public that she will protect our existing rights and not trade them away to appease her backbenchers in a headlong dash to trigger Article 50 and leave the EU.

“We need assurances on workers’ rights, on consumer rights, and on our national security. We need her to reassure EU citizens living in the UK and British nationals living in Europe that their rights will be protected."

Paul Brannen MEP said:

"She needs to give assurances on our continued access to the Single Market, upon which millions of jobs and billions of pounds of investment depend.

“Theresa May needs to demonstrate she understands the severity of the situation we are in, and to learn the lessons of David Cameron’s failures by engaging early with European leaders, making alliances, rebuilding the bridges he burnt, and not being beholden to the hardcore Tory Eurosceptics for whom no deal would ever be acceptable.”

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