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Umunna and Soubry: Labour’s amendment is “identical” to position of the Conservative Government

Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry today attacked Labour’s new position on the Single Market for being “identical” to that of Theresa May’s Government.

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Government’s trade agenda torn apart by Soubry, Cable & Umunna in new report

A new report launched today (Wednesday) sets out the bleak prospects Britain would face in trying to secure its own international trade deals outside the Customs Union and Europe’s economic area.  

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Leslie – New warnings for European businesses show “Brexit will cause huge damage to our economy”

New reports suggest European business are being advised to avoid using British parts ahead of Brexit due to potential problems with what are known as ‘rules of origin’.

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Umunna – Labour MPs should be whipped to back EEA membership

Labour’s frontbench have tabled an amendment to the Government’s Withdrawal Bill that seeks “access” to the Single Market.

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Doughty – Freight Transport Association statement slamming Government on Brexit is “jaw-dropping”

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has put out a statement slamming the Government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and describing “Brexit Britain” as “on the road to nowhere”. 

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Murray – Time for Jeremy Corbyn to oppose a hard Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech at the GMB Congress today about Brexit and refused to oppose the Government’s attempts to impose a hard Brexit.

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Umunna – Prospect Union endorsement of People’s Vote a “huge moment”

Prospect, the trade union, has overwhelmingly backed a People’s Vote on the final terms of Brexit at the union’s national conference in Birmingham.

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Streeting – To defend LBGT rights, Labour must back EEA membership

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) have today (Tuesday) ruled that, for the purposes of EU freedom of movement law, all marriages, including those between partners of the same sex, must be treated equally.

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Swinson – HMRC evidence means ‘max fac’ should be dead letter

In evidence to the Treasury Select Committee this morning, Jim Harra, second Permanent Secretary at HM Revenue and Customs, referring to the Government’s ‘max fac’ customs option, said “a highly streamlined customs arrangement … would not remove the need for a hard border in Ireland.”

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Thomas – Polling shows British people know Government is making a shambolic mess of Brexit

New polling by YouGov shows disagreement with Britain’s decision to quit the European Union has reached its highest point since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

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