McGovern – Labour should be bold and back Single Market membership in the long-term

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s remarks on Labour’s position on Single Market membership, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The recent shift in position and tone is welcome but the Labour Party has the chance to now be even bolder and back staying in the Single Market in the long-term, which is what the majority of our members and voters want.

“As the TUC have made clear today, continued Single Market membership is the best option to protect jobs and retain vital rights at work, and it is increasingly clear that leaving will put them at risk.

“If we really want to put jobs and the economy first, continued membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union should be at the front and centre of Labour’s policy and the Government’s negotiating strategy.”

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