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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Quote of the Day

Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”


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