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02 August 2017

Labour’s Keir Starmer accused of betraying voters over proposals to keep Britain in the single market

LABOUR’s Brexit chief was accused of betraying voters over proposals to keep Britain in the single market after 2019.
Sir Keir Starmer exposed the huge battle in Labour by revealing he wants an EU transitional deal on the same terms with Brussels as now.

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Sir Keir Starmer is accused of betraying voters over Brexit terms[/caption]

He plans to table an amendment to the ‘Repeal Bill’ later this year – which would see the call put to the vote in the Commons.
The proposal would “ensure it is possible to achieve transitional arrangements on the same basic terms – including the single market and customs union”.
Such a move would almost certainly mean Britain having to guarantee unlimited EU immigration for the length of a transition period to a new post-Brexit relationship.
Brexit-backing MPs lashed out saying the plan would essentially keep Britain IN the European Union during a supposed Brexit implementation phase.
Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Sun: “It’s double infamy.
“He’s betraying the voters – but also his leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who says we will have to leave the single market.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg says the Labour’s Brexit chief is betraying the voters[/caption]

“It’s the metropolitan elite rejecting the result of the Referendum.”
Yesterday’s revelation came as DUP leader Arlene Foster told Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar he needed to accept Brexit was going ahead.
And former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith sparked a war of words by calling for four pro-European trade envoys to be sacked.
Sir Keir’s comments – to the Guardian – come with Jeremy Corbyn under intense pressure from his own MPs to adopt the same position in a challenge to Theresa May.

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Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith sparked a war of words by calling for four pro-European trade envoys to be sacked[/caption]

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Labour backing unions called on Jeremy Corbyn to keep Britain in the single market[/caption]


The Labour leader has repeatedly insisted Britain will be leaving the single market on Brexit in March 2019.
Labour backing unions last week called on Jeremy Corbyn to keep Britain in the single market.
The Trade Unions Congress (TUC) said it was the “best way to protect jobs and workers’ rights in the future”.
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