“We welcome the letter that Jeremy Corbyn has written to [Theresa] May” says @Europarl_EN‘s #Brexit Coordinator Guy Verhofstadt – “cross-party cooperation is the way forward”https://t.co/rxSgauVGLM pic.twitter.com/z16bfjgjw9
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 7, 2019
The EU’s Brexit coordinator has welcomed Jeremy Corbyn’s letter to Theresa May setting out five demands for Brexit.
Guy Verhofstadt said: “We cannot have an agreement with uncertainty in the UK based on majorities of six, seven, eight, nine votes in the House of Commons.
“Cross-party cooperation is the way forward and I think I can say that we welcome also the letter that Jeremy Corbyn has written today to Mrs May to offer such a cross-party exit.”
He added that those British politicians advocating ‘no deal’, which would be a “disaster on both sides of the Channel”, are “irresponsible”.
Verhofstadt also noted that Theresa May confirmed to the EU today that there will be a backstop in her deal, meaning the Prime Minister is seeking to amend rather than remove the provision.