Leslie – Barnier comments demonstrate how ludicrous it was for the Government to take Single Market membership off the table

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has suggested that the UK can change its mind on leaving the Single Market if it wants to.

 Commenting, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“These comments by Michel Barnier demonstrate yet again how ludicrous it was for the Government to take Single Market membership off the table in the Brexit negotiations. 

“Leaving the Single Market will lead to huge economic damage, years of austerity and will starve our public services such as the NHS of vital resources.  

“If the cost of leaving the Single Market and of Brexit is too high, people are entitled to keep an open mind about whether it’s the right path for the country.”

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