In reaction to Sir Keir Starmer’s refusal to answer whether Labour would back an extension to prevent No Deal on LBC, Liberal Democrat leadership hopeful Layla Moran MP said:
“It’s time for the Leader of the Opposition to get off the fence. Not extending the transition period drastically increases the chances of a No Deal Brexit, which threatens people’s livelihoods and health.
“Keir Starmer may well prefer the Tories to plough ahead and suffer the fall out of a No Deal, but in doing so, he is putting politics before people. I’m calling on Keir to join forces with the rest of the opposition who are calling for an extension, to help us make the case to protect people from harm.
“The UK is on the brink of an economic crisis that will be devastating for families up and down the country. We need to extend the transition and make sure we have the time and space to negotiate properly.”