British Labour Party makes dramatic shift on Brexit and single market

Arguing for current arrangements to continue for a transitional period after Brexit, Sir Keir said this would avoid an economic "cliff edge" and allow the uninterrupted flow of goods, services and people while the details of the UK's deal with the European Union are finalised.

Ms Sturgeon said Labour ought to accept continuing membership of the single market in the longer term.

Writing in the Observer, the party's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said that Labour would aim to deliver "maximum certainty and stability" by remaining inside the customs union and single market during any transitional period.

It opens up a clear definition between Labour and the Tories Brexit position, which LabourList readers feared was too similar in our survey, conducted during last week.

But Jeremy Corbyn's party is to say it hopes permanent membership of the single market and the customs union might be possible through negotiations with the EU, which will be reduced to a 27 nation block once the United Kingdom takes its leave.

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He did not put a time limit on the transition period, only saying it should be "as short as possible but as long as necessary".

"Not for some transitional period, but period".

KPMG's head of Brexit, Karen Briggs, said: "Our survey highlights how important the actions of employers are going to be if the United Kingdom is to avoid a Brexit brain-drain". He has now betrayed every Labour voter at the General Election.

Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's office confirmed that the proposals had been agreed with him and were official policy.

He said: "Obviously we've got to work out what the arrangements are during the transition period and make sure we reach agreement on that".

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"Labour would seek a transitional deal that maintains the same basic terms that we now enjoy with the EU", Sir Keir wrote in the Observer.

Later, at an audience event in Edinburgh, Mr Corbyn dismissed the idea of a separate deal between the European Union and Scotland.

In a separate poll of 1,000 European Union citizens from countries supplying large numbers of workers to the United Kingdom, some 49% said that the desirability of Britain as a place to live and work had fallen due to the referendum result.

"I think that becomes very complicated because if you are trading, companies exist in Scotland, exist in Wales, exist in England, they are making things, doing things together, it would be very, very hard if not impossible to see how we could separate those out".

The Conservatives have accused Labour of being confused about its approach to Brexit.

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Labour wanted to avoid a damaging "cliff edge" for the economy from an abrupt separation in less than two years.

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