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Peter Mandelson: We musn’t let our rights be sacrificed during Brexit trade talks

If Britain cannot remain in the EU, we need to work in close partnership with it to defend the rights of workers, consumers and the environment

By Peter Mandelson  

Mandelson: we must follow the EU's "gold standard" model for trade talks. Photo: PA

It shows how far Britain remains in the grip of Brexitmania that a modicum of common sense from the Labour Party—that we should continue in Europe’s single market, with its attendant trading rights and social protections, until a new deal falls into place—should be controversial.

Is Labour’s latest stance sensible or not? Yes, if you think the economy and living standards matter. No, if your nationalist feelings are more important to you.

But perhaps the term…

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