Umunna – Labour announcement on Single Market will pile pressure on the Government

Commenting on the news that the Labour Party will back British membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union during any transitional deal and may back membership beyond it, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“This is a most welcome announcement and a significant moment in the Brexit debate so far.

“A jobs first Brexit is only possible through continued British membership of the Single Market and Customs Union.

“This will rightly pile the pressure on the Government to put membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union at the heart of their negotiating strategy. Anything else will be bad news for our economy, jobs, public services and social justice.”

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