He’s been a lifelong opponent of the unemocratic, protectionist EU who has been held to ransome for a year and a half by the rabid remainmers in his party. now at last Jeremy Corvyn has come out of the closet and said there can be no half – arsed, half – in, half – out arrangements, once we leave we cannot retain membership of the single market.
After meeting the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that after Brexit the UK cannot remain inside the European Union’s (EU) Single Market zone.
Many of Labour’s core voters support Brexit, but party activists are fanatically pro-EU and led by the shadoe cabinet spokesman on Brexit, Sir Kier SStormer, have been urging the Mr. Corbyn to campaing for the UK to remain part of the Single Market.
However, Mr. Corbyn has now stated unequivocally this is not an option. He also told party members he would not be attending a summit on the Single Market convened by the europhile Scottish National Party’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford, The Guardian reports.
The market is a free trade area, he said, but also a protectionist bloc erecting trade barriers to the rest of the world. Members are not allowed to control their own trade policy or strike trade deals – a central ambition of Brexit supporters – and are forced to accept unlimited mass migration and open borders.
While Corbyn is generally sympathetic to immigration, he has always complained that the EU’s way of imposing policies formulated by unelected bureaucrats on the elected governments of member states to be unacceptable violations of his democratic principles.
Prime Minister Theresa the Appeaser May has promised the UK will leave the Customs Union and Single Market in accord with the referendum result, but last week revealed the Tories are trying to work a typical flanker by proposing the UK could enter an almost identical Customs Union with the EU after Brexit.
Also last week, a Tory think tank claiming the support of 120 Brexit-supporting MPs, said they could block a final divorce deal unless the prime minister promised to leave the Customs Union and Single Market.