B******S! Labour MP’s Verdict On Labour’s Brexit Policy
Barry Gardiner, Labour frontbencher and strong supporter of Jeremy Corbyn has described Labour’s policy on Brexit as “bollocks”. Referring to the ‘six key tests’ that would be applied to decide on whether Labour will support the final deal presented to Parliament, Mr Gardiner, who allegedly made the remarks during a speech to a think-tank in Brussels last month, said;
Well, let’s just take one test – the exact same benefits. Bollocks. Always has been bollocks and it remains it.
We know very well that we cannot have the exact same benefits and actually it would have made sense – because it was the Tories that said they were going to secure the exact same benefits – and our position should have been to say they have said they are going to secure the exact same benefits and we are going to hold them to that standard.
Mr Gardiner has spent the entire day under intense scrutiny as he also suggested that the Good Friday Agreement is being used to play up concerns over Brexit.
According to the recording of a speech he gave last month, Gardiner said:
We must also recognise that there are real economic reasons why people have played up the issue of the Irish border and the need to have the shibboleth of the Good Friday agreement. And that is because it is hugely in the Republic of Ireland’s economic interest to make sure that there is no tariff and no external border there.
He has subsequently been forced to apologise for his remarks on the Good Friday Agreement.