Following the agreement on legally binding reassurances last night by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May, S&D Group President Udo Bullmann, and spokesperson for Brexit Roberto Gualtieri said:
“For us Brexit will always be a tragic mistake. However, the EU has always worked in a constructive way to ensure that the UK leaves the EU in an orderly manner. It is clear from yesterday’s agreement that the EU continues to do that until the last minute. However, we cannot provide further clarifications - the deal the UK Parliament will vote on tonight is the final one.
“Of course, if the UK Parliament rejects the deal again then something major needs to change. We will always be open to working for a closer EU-UK relationship and would still welcome the UK changing its mind on the historic mistake that is Brexit.”