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Labour manifesto shows Corbyn is committed to May’s Brexit agenda

by Steve Beasant on 17 May, 2017

The Labour manifesto published yesterday has added a call to end freedom of movement after Britain leaves the EU, showing that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is committed to Theresa May’s divisive Brexit and has given up on any hope of staying in the single market.

Last week’s leaked version of the Labour manifesto did not include any mention of freedom of movement.

The manifesto also confirms that Labour will not campaign to maintain membership of the single market or to give people a say through a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

Liberal Democrat Shadow First Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael commented:

“In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit – not against her.

“Jeremy Corbyn ordered his MPs to vote in favour of Article 50 despite the Government making no concessions to them whatsoever.

“Now they are failing to stand up for our membership of the Single Market and refusing to give you the final say over the Brexit deal.

“A brighter future is possible. The Liberal Democrats will stand up to Theresa May’s bad Brexit deal that will cost jobs and put up prices, and we will give people the final say with a choice to remain in Europe.”

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