It is very welcome news that Labour will campaign to stay in the single market and customs union, for a transitional period, after we leave the European Union. This was a brave decision by our Party’s leadership, which shows once again that it is the Labour Party that has the best interests of our country at heart.
But I would like to see us go further.
That’s why I am strongly supporting the Labour Campaign for the Single Market. This campaign will fight to stop the extreme agenda being pursued by the Tories, by remaining in the single market and customs union permanently after Brexit.
It is vital that our Party stops this government’s disastrous austerity. But we can only do that if we stop Britain from crashing out of the single market, which would plunge our schools, hospitals and other public services into financial crisis.