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Labour backs soft Brexit, puts pressure on Theresa May

Labour wanted to avoid a damaging 'cliff edge' for Britain's economy

Reuters  |  London 

The opposition Labour Party has said it would keep Britain in the European single market and customs union for a transitional period after Brexit, offering an alternative to the government line after months of uncertainty over Labour's position. The party would seek to maintain the "same basic terms" with the European Union, including the free movement of people, beyond March 2019 when Britain is set to leave the bloc, Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said. Labour wanted to avoid a damaging "cliff edge" for Britain's economy that might be ...

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First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 21:02 IST