Blame for the Brexit mess sits with the Tory Government 

October 8, 2019 1:00 PM

Chuka UmunnaAs the blame game starts, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary, Chuka Umunna responded to reports of Angela Merkel's reaction to the Prime Minister's proposed Brexit deal saying:

"It is obvious that Boris Johnson's Conservatives are trying to shift the blame for their own arrogant refusal to negotiate or suggest workable options.

"It is clear for all to see that the Conservatives have made a total mess of Brexit and Boris Johnson is intent on pushing the UK closer to a catastrophic no-deal Brexit.

"The blame for this mess does not lie with Merkel. It lies on the shoulders of the Conservatives.

"Liberal Democrats are clear that the best deal for the UK is the one we have now, inside the EU. That is why we will keep fighting to stop Brexit."