Monday, June 26, 2017

Justin Welby calls for cross-party Brexit talks, says future of country is not ‘winner takes all’

From iNews-

The Archbishop of Canterbury has waded into the Brexit debate by calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to set up a cross-party commission to advise her on withdrawal negotiations.

The Rt Rev Justin Welby urged the move as he compared the current situation to the two world wars when Britain was run by coalitions.

The Anglican leader contrasted the inspiring “spirit of Grenfell” with the divisive “zero-sum, winner takes all” Brexit rows in Westminster, adding that a cross-party approach to Brexit talks would “draw much of the poison from the debate”.

Writing in the Mail On Sunday, he said: “We need the politicians to find a way of neutralising the temptation to take minor advantage domestically from these great events.

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