- EXCLUSIVE: Senior EU figures have privately rubbished Labour’s Brexit policy.
- The shadow Brexit team is committed to retaining all of the benefits of the single market while negotiating a deal on the free movement of people.
- However, a senior official in the European Commission told Business Insider that Labour’s plan to leave the single market but retain all its benefits is “cakeism” and would be rejected in negotiations.
- “If you want it in a nutshell, the single market isn’t divisible,” the source said.
- A group of Labour MPs have urged leader Jeremy Corbyn to back an amendment to the Brexit bill which seeks to keep Britain in the EEA, where member countries adhere to free movement.
- Allies of Labour’s Brexit spokesperson, Sir Keir Starmer, reject suggestions that the free movement of people is non-negotiable.
LONDON — Senior European Union figures have rubbished the Labour Party’s Brexit policy of maintaining all the benefits of the single market, while restricting the free movement of people, as unworkable “cakeism” that would not be accepted by the EU.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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