Alastair Campbell: Theresa May Already Giving Away Too Much On Brexit
4 October 2016, 15:38
Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell says that the Prime Minister has already "given away too much" by making clear when Britain will trigger Article 50.
Campbell joined Shelagh in the LBC studio to discuss his latest volume of memoirs. He was a staunch supporter of the Remain campaign and didn't take long to make clear his gripes with Theresa May and how she's managing Brexit.
"I actually fear that what we saw as her reluctance to get too much involved is perhaps that she was never much of a Remainer at all," said Campbell.
This weekend, May said that Article 50, which starts the process of the UK leaving the EU, would be triggered by March 2017.
Campbell claimed that May was seeking to "appease that wing of the Conservative Party that froths at the mouth at this subject, as opposed to have a long think and a thought-through strategy about how to get the best of the vote that was given.
"Once you've triggered Article 50, which she says she's now going to do - she's already, I think, signalled far too much.
"She's already given away a very big card.
"The idea that the other 27 countries are going to be sitting there, wanting to give Britain a great deal out of this, it's just not going to happen.
"It's going to get very very tough and very very difficult."
Watch Alastair's full interview with Shelagh below: