Following the resignation of Brexit secretary David David and foreign secretary Boris Johnson, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Rochford & Southend East Ashley Dalton said: “These ministerial resignations demonstrate that even the Tories do not trust Theresa May on Brexit.

Ashley Dalton and Kier Starmer MP
Ashley Dalton and Kier Starmer MP

First David Davis, and then Boris Johnson abandoned the project. Tory in-fighting and incompetence is putting our futures on the line.

This is what the Prime Minister tells us is a ‘strong and stable’ government.

Brexit is a complex and daunting prospect and time is running out for us to negotiate a deal that will secure the UK’s economic future. Again and again, May’s government has demonstrated it lacks the talent or the tenacity to handle such a challenge.

May has appointed Dominic Raab as Brexit secretary; a man who has previously called for the scrapping of the EU working time regulations and the minimum wage for some workers, and making it easier for employers to sack staff. This does not bode well for a Brexit that works for ordinary people.

In Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, we have a skilful QC with a track record of defending human rights, and a politician dedicated to fairness and transparency.

A Labour government would prioritise jobs and living standards, build a close new relationship with the EU, protect workers’ rights and environmental standards, provide certainty to EU nationals and give a meaningful role to Parliament throughout negotiations.

If Theresa May cannot rein in her chaotic cabinet to secure a good Brexit, it is high time she makes way for those that can.

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