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Want Britain to stay in the customs union? Then stop saying so

Labour’s new policy will only win the support of the country if couched in the right language

By Steve Bloomfield  

Photo: DAN PELED/AAP/PA Images

For the first time since before the EU referendum campaign began, a major political party has a stance on Brexit that most of its politicians and members can support. Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to back a customs union has, for the moment, managed to unite the vast majority of his party. There are still those who want to stop Brexit and there remains a minority within the party that will expect nothing other than a hard Brexit, but even those two groups found something to…

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