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Brexit is necessarily a project of deregulation—how contemptuous that Labour still supports it

Brexit will cut us loose from fundamental rights. Whatever wool Labour tries to pull over our eyes with clever wordplay, this is the project to which it is now wedded

By Schona Jolly  

Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

The ironies keep coming thick and fast for Labour’s leadership and national executive committee, both determined to sidestep the pro-Remain sentiments of the vast majority of its membership, MEPs and MPs. Chief among them, perhaps, was the insistence this week by shadow minister Rebecca Long-Bailey that Labour was engaged in “fantastic discussions” with the government on the issue of workers’ rights. Barely had that sentence been uttered, when reports emerged that the Conservatives may be…

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