By Ben Kerrigan-
UK Prime minister, Theresa May should “step aside” and let Labour do the Brexit deal if she cannot even get her ministers to agree on their aims, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
The “uncertainty” facing the UK because of the lack of cabinet agreement on future trade plans was holding back economic growth, Labour’s leader said.
Major employers were considering moving jobs abroad because of the “complete disarray” in negotiations, he said. However, the Prime Minister said Labour would “sell Britain short” if it was in power.
Hailing the record number of jobs being created in the economy, she told MPs that only a Conservative government would deliver a Brexit in the national interest and ensure a Britain that was “fit for the future”.interest and ensure a Britain that was “fit for the future”.
Mr Corbyn is convinced only Labour was he necessary commitment to negotiate a full customs union with the EU which would safeguard jobs and living standards. However, Theresa May insisted this was achievable through a new customs arrangement which also ensured an independent trade policy and settled the Irish border issue.
Earlier, senior ministers acknowledged there has been “serious criticism” of both proposed models for the UK’s customs arrangements after Brexit.
The UK is under pressure to choose one option before a key EU summit in June, but Labour said a lingering debate about managing post Brexit customs amid open divisions in the cabinet Labour said it was “deeply disturbing” that the government had yet to settle a debate about managing post-Brexit customs amid open divisions in cabinet.
The UK is currently making its mind up on which of the customs options it prefers before getting stuck into detailed negotiations on the issue with the EU, which has already cast doubt on the feasibility of the proposals.