McGovern – Time for Labour to be “realistic and credible” and back Single Market membership

Interviewed on the Marr show this morning Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said he wanted the UK to retain the closest possible trading relationship with the EU but did not offer any greater clarity on how this would be obtained.

Commenting, Alison McGovern MP, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“Jeremy Corbyn is right to call for the closest possible trading relationship with the EU. Anything less will inflict severe damage on our economy, our industries and our public services. 

“And the only way to achieve a ‘jobs-first Brexit’ is to commit to staying in both the Single Market and the Customs Union. 

“While Ministers continue to pretend that we can have our cake and eat it, Labour should be spelling out the realistic and credible policy that Labour voters overwhelmingly want us to adopt.”