Tuesday 26 March 2019 / 8:28 PM Brexit / Jeremy Corbyn

Labour tables its alternative plan of a close economic relationship with the EU

Labour has put forward its alternative Brexit plan for tomorrow’s indicative votes in Parliament.

Labour’s alternative plan includes:

  • a comprehensive customs union with the EU, with a U.K. say on future trade deals;
  • close alignment with the Single Market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations;
  • dynamic alignment on rights and protections;
  • commitments on participation in EU agencies and funding programmes, including in areas such as the environment, education, and industrial regulation; and
  • clear agreements on the detail of future security arrangements, including access to the European Arrest Warrant and vital shared databases.

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“The Government’s approach to the Brexit negotiations has been an abject failure and this House must now come together to find a way forward.

“Labour’s credible alternative plan can be negotiated with the EU and bring people together, whether they voted leave or remain.

“I urge MPs across the House to support our motion, deliver on the referendum result and negotiate a plan to protect manufacturing and jobs, guarantee rights and end the chaos that the government is inflicting on our country.”