Magazine
Latest Issue

The politics and the substance of Labour’s new amendment to the withdrawal bill

Eventually the Party will have the come off the Brexit fence. When it does it should choose the economy over sovereignty

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

We shall come to the politics of Labour’s latest Brexit policy in a moment. Meanwhile, let us consider the substance.

Labour has tabled the following amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill:

“It shall be a negotiating objective of Her Majesty’s Government to ensure the United Kingdom has full access to the internal market of the European Union, underpinned by shared institutions and regulations, with no new impediments to trade and common rights, standards and protections as a minimum.”

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect