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.”

Do you think the North East needs its own voice in the EU exit negotiations?

Latest Tweets

Jude is currently in Madrid seeking answers for families who may have had their babies stolen at birth https://t.co/8zR3lJ2Cwx 1 day 5 hours ago
Great turn out for #ge2017 environment debate in #Alnwick tonight! @PaulBrannenNE https://t.co/iT9fsWLcRH 1 day 7 hours ago
.@PaulBrannen hitting the #LabourDoorstep around the constituency https://t.co/pr23JASCEe 1 day 11 hours ago
RT @SharonBarbour: In Madrid, European Parliament team here to investigate "stolen babies" led by @Jude_KD after Ruth from Yorkshire shares… 1 day 12 hours ago
RT @unitetheunion: Q. Should you #RegisterToVote? A: YES! The deadline is 23:59 so why not do it now? #RegisterToVote online here - https… 1 day 13 hours ago

Sign up to our Newsletter