Philip accuses the Labour Party and Scottish Nationalists of offering to write a blank cheque to the European Union and not putting the needs of the UK first

An MP has accused the Labour Party and Scottish Nationalists of offering to write a blank cheque to the European Union and not putting the needs of the UK first.

Shipley MP Philip Davies said claims by Labour they will not accept a no deal in Brexit negotiations is naive.

Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions Mr Davies said: “The Labour Party have said they will not accept no deal with the EU under any circumstances at all. That means they would pay whatever the final bill the EU demands, and accept any conditions that they insisted upon.

“Does the Prime Minister agree with me that nobody with even an ounce of common sense would go into a negotiation by announcing that in advance, and does she agree with me that the stance proposed by the Labour Party and the SNP is not a negotiation but a capitulation.”

Prime Minister Theresa May said Mr Davies summed up the situation “very well indeed.”

She added: “You do not enter negotiations by taking the stance the Labour Party and the SNP have taken, as he says their rejection of a no deal means they would accept a deal at any cost to the British taxpayer whatever the damage that would do to our economy and we will not do that.”

Last week the fifth round of talks between Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU’s Michel Barnier took place in Brussels.