Responding to Donald Tusk’s release of the European Council’s draft negotiating guidelines on Brexit this morning, Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of Vote Leave Watch, said:
"Donald Tusk's remarks this morning have blown the Government's Brexit strategy out of the water.
"The Prime Minister has told us that we will receive "the same benefits" in trade after we leave the EU as we do as a member of the Single Market.
"But the EU has made clear that no country that leaves the Single Market can secure an equivalent trading relationship. Clearly, quitting the Single Market will damage our trade, hit our businesses, and cause jobs to be lost.