Umunna – Labour needs to distance itself from Government on Brexit

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has commented to PA News on his party’s policy on Brexit.

He said: “What we plan is a tariff-free trade relationship with Europe, a form of customs union, and a trade relationship that guarantees our manufacturing industry and our service industries can continue to trade with Europe and they can continue to trade with us.”

Commenting, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

The overwhelming majority of Labour members and voters want the Party to speak out clearly and unambiguously against the Government's plans for a hard and destructive Brexit. 

“Labour supporters cannot understand why the Party’s official position on Brexit continues to cling so closely to that of the Conservative Government.

“For the sake of jobs, prosperity and investment, for strong public services, and for opportunities for the next generation, Labour needs to put clear red water between the party’s position and that of the Conservatives and back British membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union."

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