Labour MP Barry Gardiner asks Theresa May: 'How can you hold election during Brexit negotiations?'

Labour MP Barry Gardiner criticises timing of snap general election

Theresa May has called a snap general election

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Labour MP Barry Gardiner has criticised Theresa May for calling a general election at the same time as conducting Brexit negotiations.

Gardiner spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after the Prime Minister announced she wants to hold an election on June 8 - and he said the timing couldn't be worse.

Gardiner said: "She is now taking two months minimum out of the period when those negotiations should be going on

"How in a two-year fixed negotiation period do you take two months out [and] seriously think you’re going to be able to do a deal good enough to put to British Parliament?"

Despite this, the shadow trade secretary said he would love to boot out the Tory government, and believes Britain likes Labour policies.

Listen to the full interview above