“Brexit means Brexit” is under the secret fears of Theresa May: Labour Party
Theresa May has trapped with intense criticism from the politicians across UK and Europe after leaked recordings which had revealed her Brexit fears.
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour party leader, accused May that she is ignoring her own concerns about the risks of leaving a single market, as she revealed in her remarks to city bankers that were leaked to the guardian.
Corbyn attacked May for failing to set forth her plan for Brexit to the British people as clearly as she had once expressed her beliefs to her elite audience. Corbyn teased the PM for allegedly not explaining her ‘Brexit means Brexit’ phrase.
Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader and leading member of the Open Britain campaign group, said the disclosure “demonstrated that the prime minister was just as worried privately as the rest of us are publicly about the economic impact of the hard, destructive Brexit her government seems set on”.
“If private warnings are to be matched by proper public debate, it is essential that the government is not allowed to hoard vital analysis of the impact on our economy of leaving the single market. This work is being done in government and it must now be published,” Ed said.
Earlier Theresa May privately warned Goldman Sachs bankers, a month before the EU referendum, that she feared businesses would leave the UK if it voted to leave the European Union, according to the Guardian, The British newspaper who published leaked audio of May’s speech to Goldman Sachs.
May said that “one of the issues is that a lot of people will invest here in the UK because it is the UK in Europe”.
She added: “If we were not in Europe, I think there would be firms and companies who would be looking to say, do they need to develop a mainland Europe presence rather than a UK presence? So I think there are definite benefits for us in economic terms.”