Jeremy Corbyn is now ‘open’ to staying in the single market after Brexit

11 Sep , 2017 Politics

Jeremy Corbyn

LONDON — Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is now “open” to the UK staying in the single market permanently after Brexit.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s World at One, Corbyn said that he wants “a relationship which allows us to trade within the single market,” and that might mean “formal membership.”

“We want a relationship which allows us to trade within the single market,” he told Martha Kearney.

“Whether that is formal membership, which is only possible, I believe, if you are actually a member of the EU, or whether it is an agreed trading relationship, is open for discussion.”

The Labour leader said: “The outcome is more important than the nomenclature on the way,” refusing to rule out leaving the single market after Brexit.

In August shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer announced that a Labour government would keep the UK in the single market and customs union during a transition period, and left the door open for Labour to back remaining inside after Brexit.

Deputy leader Tom Watson also suggested that staying in the single market “might be a permanent outcome of negotiations.”

However, Corbyn said that the UK should stay in the single market “for as short as possible” …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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