Starmer: Labour “United and Clear” on Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer amusingly told Marr “what’s really important this summer is that Labour has got to a united and a clear position”. Here are those three “united and clear” Labour positions in full:

Keir Starmer: Stay in single market and “a” customs union during transition period, then leave single market. Transition has to be as short as possible, “could” last just two years. Or it “could” go beyond 2022 election.

Tom Watson: Could stay in single market and customs union permanently after the transition period is over.

Caroline Flint: “Totally disagree” with Watson, cannot stay in single market and customs union permanently.

Note that Starmer didn’t rule out the transition period lasting beyond the 2022 election. This is Labour Remainers’ plan for a permanent transition…

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Soros on the pan-European elections to the EU parliament…

“It is difficult to see how the pro-European parties can emerge victorious from the election in May unless they put Europe’s interests ahead of their own. One can still make a case for preserving the EU in order radically to reinvent it. But that would require a change of heart in the EU. The current leadership is reminiscent of the politburo when the Soviet Union collapsed – continuing to issue ukazes as if they were still relevant.”


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