A senior member of Britain’s Labour Party says that talks of a no-deal Brexit are simply a trick by the UK government to persuade the opposition and others to vote for a deal that would come out of the current Brexit negotiations.
Keir Starmer, a Labour MP and shadow Brexit minister, said Wednesday that Prime Minister Theresa May was bluffing about no-deal Brexit, saying her suggestions that Britain was ready for contingencies arising out of the scenario were not true.
“I honestly don’t believe any prime minister would seriously consider taking the decision to crash the UK out of the EU without an agreement,” said Starmer.
“The no-deal rhetoric from the government is a bluff and we shouldn’t fall for it,” he added.
May is in the final phases of talks with Brussels on clinching a deal that could guarantee a smooth Brexit and ensure that there would be no hard border between the two sides on the island of Ireland.