Murray – question to Corbyn is “why invent a new customs union”?

This morning Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he wanted the UK to remain in a customs union with the EU.

Commenting, Ian Murray MP, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to the UK being in a customs union with the EU is welcome. There is no progressive case for erecting trade barriers with our largest trading partner in order to pursue fantasy trade deals around the world.

“But the question is: why invent a new customs union when a hugely effective and efficient one already exists?

"It is now vital that all parties in Parliament fight to keep us in the Customs Union and not get diverted into discussions about what a perfect solution is when the working solution, on which thousands of jobs depend, is now at risk."

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