Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s remarks on the Andrew Marr Show regarding Airbus, and the suggestion that businesses need to ‘get behind’ Theresa May, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“Jeremy Hunt’s remarks seem calibrated more to appeal to his Brexiteer colleagues than to reflect reality. The Conservatives are making a mess out of Brexit, and businesses are right to raise concerns and spell out what decisions they may take in reaction to a botched deal.
“Whilst the Conservatives may wish to ignore reality and pat each other on the back after two years of achieving precisely nothing in the Brexit negotiations, they cannot expect businesses to act in the same way. The more we see of their plans, the stronger the case is for the people to have the final say on the Brexit deal, with the right to exit from Brexit.”