Labour adopts ‘cake and eat it’ position on single market and free movement
Open Europe's Alex Greer searches for Labour’s Brexit red lines in its published manifesto.
He comments on Labour’s manifesto pledge to end free movement, which appears to have added detail to Labour’s Brexit stance, but it has not added clarity on how a Labour Government would address the practical trade-offs that will inevitably be necessary in negotiation with the EU.
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