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UK's Labour Party moots 'soft' Brexit policy to access EU's single market

New offer touted as an alternative to PM Theresa May's policy approach

Reuters  |  Edinburgh 

Britain's main opposition Labour Party is announcing a policy shift which opens the possibility of the country remaining in the European Union's single market and customs union for several years as part of a "soft" Brexit, a spokesman said on Saturday. The party would propose the same "basic terms" as Britain's current relationship with the EU during a transition period following Brexit in 2019, and after that for all options to be open, said the Labour spokesman, who declined to be named. He was confirming a report in Britain's Guardian in ...

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First Published: Sun, August 27 2017. 13:29 IST