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Chuka Umunna: Single market membership is crucial to Labour’s mission

Labour has committed to single market membership during the Brexit transitional period—and potentially beyond. In June, Chuka Umunna argued that membership is crucial for our economy—and doesn’t stop us from controlling immigration

By Chuka Umunna  

Chuka Umunna. Photo: PA

At the General Election, the prime minister sought a mandate for her vision of hard Brexit, including taking Britain out of the European Single Market. She didn’t get it—and quite right too.

As we leave the European Union, we need to ensure we do so in a way that advances social justice and protects working people. I believe, as do dozens of other Labour MPs and the Trades Union Congress, that this means Britain post-Brexit must remain a member of the Single Market. Labour has…

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