British Prime Minister Theresa May tells a particularly spirited House of Commons session that she does have a plan for Brexit, one day after a leaked memo concluded her minister’s have no overall strategy.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 16, 2017) (PARLIAMENT TV) – In a particularly rowdy Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday (November 16), Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked the government over its Brexit planning, or the lack of it.
Corbyn derided Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s remarks made on Tuesday (November 15) that Britain might have to leave the European Union’s customs union, but that it could maintain free trade within the bloc.
And he goaded Prime Minister Theresa May over a leaked memo, published in The Times newspaper on Tuesday which said Britain had no overall strategy for leaving the EU, and that splits in May’s cabinet could delay a clear negotiating position for six month.
The government dismissed the report, which was written by consultants at Deloitte.
“The government is considerably short of having a plan for Brexit,” said Corbyn as lawmakers on opposition benches jeered.
May shouted over the din, “Yes, we do have a plan,” and repeated her mantra. “This government is absolutely united in its determination to deliver on the will of the British people and to deliver Brexit.”
Corbyn, calling Brexit planning a “total shambles”, mocked Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s unfortunate claim that the government would make a “Titanic” success of Brexit.