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The Brexit Secretary tried to throw shade at Labours Brexit position but it totally backfired – 14 stinging reactions

With 190 days until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, and no agreement on the table, youd think the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Dominic Raab MP, would be completely focused on getting the job done. Think again. This is a copy of a letter hes found time to write to his opposite number in the shadow cabinet, Labour MP and QC, Sir Keir Starmer.

The gist of it is that he has detected rumblings that Labour might pause Article 50 to allow time for a referendum on the deal – if a deal ever happens, that is.

#Brexit Latest: Dominic Raab writes to shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer seeking to clarify/embarrass Labour over its confusing party position: pic.twitter.com/D9x0pL6Cjt

— Vincent McAviney (@VinnyMcAv) September 19, 2018

Keir Starmer wasnt impressed.

Genuinely surprised that with just 29 days to go to the October EU summit, the Cabinet member responsible for Brexit negotiations @DominicRaab is wasting his time on gimmicks like this. https://t.co/ZReNdhaUf3

— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) September 19, 2018

In fact, a lot of people werent impressed. These are the 14 most stinging reactions.

1.

Its an incredibly high bar but Dominic Raab might actually be more useless than David Davis. https://t.co/7Bk26IJfri

— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) September 19, 2018

2.

Man who is actually in charge of doing Brexit and has no glimmer of a clue how to do it writes to man who is not in charge of Brexit complaining that he seems to be entertaining the possibility that we wont be able to do Brexit https://t.co/pBTeS075bg

— Adam Banks (@adambanksdotcom) September 19, 2018

3.

"Look: a squirrel!" https://t.co/mG95usNqh6

— Chris Kendall ?? (@ottocrat) September 19, 2018

4.

In which Dominic Raub asks Keir Starmer for his help in the exact wording of the #PeoplesVote ? https://t.co/n75wdN1taA

— Simon Stansfield (@SimonStanVO) September 19, 2018

5.

I dont think Mr Raab quite gets the difference between being in government and being in opposition https://t.co/bHKVU3HkMl

— Captain Haddock (@JXB101) September 19, 2018

6.

What the hell is this?

Here's an idea, Raab: try and actually fix #Brexit, and make it work. And you're clearly failing at that.

Yes, Labour's position might be incoherent, but so too is the government's, but Labour is not in power. https://t.co/kZ4XiikGlj

— Jon Worth (@jonworth) September 19, 2018

7.

The Labour party are not negotiating Brexit!! The only party responsible for it are the Tories. Dominic Raab needs to spend more time talking to the EU and sorting this mess out and less time playing party politics and sending letters to Keir Starmer about nonsense!! https://t.co/URYcNqrgOJ

— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) September 19, 2018

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