Brexit plans: 'We're probably going to have a tortuous debate about what the word 'plan' means now'

'The Government can strike a reasonable balance with MPs', insists campaigner after Theresa May agrees to publish Brexit plans

Theresa May has agreed to publish details of her Brexit strategy

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A leading Remain campaigner has said the uncertainty and haggling surrounding the Government's Brexit strategy is likely to drag on, even though Theresa May has agreed to publish her negotiating document.

James McGrory, Co-Executive Director of Open Britain, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that "we're probably going to have a tortuous debate about what the word 'plan' means" before the Government puts its strategy document on the table.

McGrory was speaking to talKRADIO after Theresa May bowed to MPs' pressure on Tuesday and agreed to reveal the negotiating plan, although Brexit secretary David Davis is likely to face calls in the Commons today to spell out just how detailed the document will be.

McGrory did suggest "there is a balance the government can reasonably strike" with MPs over the amount of detail revealed in the plan, and said a sizeable majority of MPs will vote to trigger Article 50 when the motion comes before Parliament.

Listen to the interview above.

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