Labour says it will only accept a Brexit deal that delivers the benefits of the single market and protects jobs and living standards
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The UK prime minister is coming under increasing fire over Brexit, with the Labour party upping the pressure by proposing a new single market deal with the EU.
Parliament is due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint (the EU Withdrawal Bill) next week and some Conservative party backbenchers are threatening to vote against the government. As if that’s not enough, the Labour party has said in a statement that is has proposed an amendment to the bill calling on the government to negotiate full access to the EU single market.
“We will end Theresa May’s reckless approach to Brexit and seek to unite the country around a Brexit deal that works for every community in the country,” the statement published on Tuesday says. “It is shameful that the prime minister rejected repeated attempts by Labour to resolve this issue before Article 50 was triggered. As a result, 3 million nationals have suffered unnecessary uncertainty, as have the 1.2 million UK citizens living in the EU.”
“Labour will only accept a Brexit deal that delivers the benefits of the single market and protects jobs and living standards,” said Keir Starmer, Labour’s Brexit policy chief.
The EU Withdrawal Bill will return to the House of Commons on 12 June after suffering 15 defeats in the House of Lords. Delano will keep you posted.
Brexit is the subject of the cover story of Delano's June print edition, published on 8 June, as well as of Delano Live on Thursday 7 June.