MEP hits out at May speech

A POLITICIAN has criticised the prime minister's Brexit speech.

Lib Dem Catherine Bearder, an MEP for the south east which includes Portsmouth, said Theresa May had a ‘lack of credibility’.

In a statement the MEP said: ‘Why the Prime Minister’s speech took place in Florence is still a mystery. The waffle fell far short of those served in Belgium.

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‘Her lack of credibility was shown by her implied pledge to EU nationals, which was immediately undermined by her denial of commitment to a standalone deal for them, which would have given them the security they so desperately need.

‘A double-locked transitional period might sound good, but the duration of two years was plucked from mid-air.’