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The politics and the substance of Labour’s new amendment to the withdrawal bill

Eventually the Party will have the come off the Brexit fence. When it does it should choose the economy over sovereignty

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

We shall come to the politics of Labour’s latest Brexit policy in a moment. Meanwhile, let us consider the substance.

Labour has tabled the following amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill:

“It shall be a negotiating objective of Her Majesty’s Government to ensure the United Kingdom has full access to the internal market of the European Union, underpinned by shared institutions and regulations, with no new impediments to trade and common rights, standards and protections as a minimum.”


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