Leslie – Jeremy Corbyn’s speech is not the end of Labour’s debate on Europe

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, delivered a speech today (Monday) in which he set out the Labour Party’s intention to secure a new UK-EU Customs Union arrangement post-Brexit.  

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

“Jeremy Corbyn’s speech is not the end of Labour’s debate on Europe.

“His commitment to the Customs Union is welcome but it is nowhere near enough.

“Staying in the Single Market is absolutely essential if we are to protect manufacturing jobs and investment and to avoid a hard border in Ireland.

“Nor can we pretend that we are going to be able buy our way into this or that European institution as though they were items on a menu. The only sure and certain way to get the benefits of Single Market membership is to be a member of the Single Market and we should not pretend otherwise.”

/ends