Cornwall summit warned that Brexit risks becoming a “complete mess”

Posted By on 13th October 2017

13th October 2017

By Graham Smith

South West Euro MP Clare Moody has been visiting Cornwall College, at St Austell, in a bid to explain the implications of Britain's departure from the European Union in 2019.  The Labour MEP is the first to try to engage directly with the public about what last year's referendum result is going to mean for Cornwall.

Around 50 people are attending, including Tim Jones of the Devon & Cornwall Business Council.  He warned that "Brexit is in danger of becoming a complete mess" unless ministers moved swiftly to clarify their negotiating positions.

Several local councillors are also attending.  The official position of Cornwall Council is that Brexit presents "opportunities and risks" to Cornwall but when pressed, none could think of any opportunities.


The event included a live phone-in contribution from the shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry.