Umunna – Majority of British public want to stay in Single Market and Customs Union

New polling published today shows a majority of the British public now want to stay in the Single Market and the Customs Union. Amongst Labour supporters, support for staying in the Single Market and the Customs Union is even higher. 

The new polling, conducted by BMG Research on behalf of Left Foot Forward, finds 60% support for staying in the Single Market and 57% support for staying in the Customs Union. Amongst Labour supporters, support for staying in the Single Market is 71%.

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

“It is clear that a majority of the British public and an even greater proportion of Labour voters want the UK to stay in the Single Market and Customs Union, which is the best anti-austerity policy there is because it protects businesses and jobs, keeping revenue flowing to the Exchequer that can be spent on public investment and services.

“It is vital we stand up against Theresa May’s false claims that it is necessary to leave the Single Market and Customs Union if Brexit takes place. If the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement does not include those things, we should not support it.  

“As the Presidents of the EU Commission and Council have made clear this week, Brexit is not inevitable and if the British people don’t like the deal on the table at the end of this process, they are entitled to change their minds. The EU would welcome us back with open arms.”

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Notes to editors 

The full story on the polling conducted by BMG Research on behalf of Left Foot Forward can be read here.