Popular Posts Last 7 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 30 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last year_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts All time_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Islamophobia_$type=carousel$h=350$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Saudi Arabia$type=two$count=2$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Iran_$type=three$count=3$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Palestine$type=three$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Labour wants to keep UK in single market in Brexit transition

SHARE:

LONDON -  In a major policy shift, Britain's main opposition Labour party now backs staying in the European single market for a transitional period as the country leaves the EU.

"Labour would seek a transitional deal that maintains the same basic terms that we currently enjoy with the EU," Keir Starmer, the party's Brexit spokesman, wrote in The Observer newspaper on Sunday.

"That means we would seek to remain in a customs union with the EU and within the single market during this period. It means we would abide by the common rules of both," he said, meaning unimpeded immigration from the EU could continue.


The comments represent a major policy shift for Labour, which had previously been ambiguous on whether it would seek to retain single market and customs union membership, arguing only that it wanted a "jobs-first Brexit".

Labour are in a powerful position after making strong gains in June's general election, stripping Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives of their majority in parliament and forcing them to make a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to govern.

As Starmer unveiled Labour's new approach, a government source said the European Union should not "drag its feet" in negotiating Brexit.

"Both sides must be flexible and willing to compromise when it comes to solving areas where we disagree," the source said.

"As the EU itself has said, the clock is ticking so neither side should drag its feet," the source added, just days ahead of a fresh round of UK-EU divorce talks in Brussels.

In a statement, the government's Brexit ministry also called for the European Commission to be "more flexible", as British negotiators push for talks on future trade ties.

Last month, it announced that Britain would try to keep as many aspects of its EU membership in place as possible during a transition period of up to three years.

"Many things will look similar" and goods will continue to flow between Britain and the EU in "much the same way as they do now," even after the scheduled departure date of March 2019, Philip Hammond, Britain's finance minister, said at the time.

But he also said that EU nationals would have to register with the authorities starting from the expected departure date of March 2019 as the government comes up with a new immigration system.

But the EU has said it will not address Britain's proposal for a temporary customs union or start trade talks until "sufficient progress" has been made on a number of key issues.

These include the status of EU nationals in Britain, the bill for the divorce and the future of Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland.

Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum last year and Prime Minister Theresa May issued a formal notification in March, starting a two-year negotiating timetable to exit.

COMMENTS

Name

Ads,5,Afghanistan,75,Africa,26,Americas,5,Animals,36,Argentina,1,Asia,235,Australia,11,Austria,5,Bahrain,2,Bangladesh,18,Barcelona,1,Belgium,3,Brunei,1,Business,1300,Canada,4,Catalan,80,China,118,Cuba,3,Czech Republic,3,DR Congo,1,Egypt,22,Ethiopia,1,Europe,237,Fitness,14,France,26,Germany,37,Headlines,11,Health,169,Hillary Clinton,199,Hong Kong,2,Hungary,1,Iceland,1,India,104,Indonesia,9,International,75,Iran,77,Iraq,77,Ireland,2,Islamophobia,19,Israel,10,Italy,3,Japan,36,Jordan,1,Kenya,7,Kosovo,1,Kuwait,3,Lebanon,2,Libya,2,Lifestyle,302,Lithuania,1,Malawi,1,Malaysia,15,Malta,1,Maxico,3,Middle East,127,Muslim World,598,Myanmar,35,Nawaz Sharif,5,Nepal,3,Netherlands,2,New Zealand,9,Niger,1,Nigeria,2,Nobel Prize,81,North Korea,53,Norway,1,Opinion,26,Pakistan,1036,Palestine,36,Philippine,16,Pics,66,Poland,3,Popular,1,Qatar,93,Rohingya,118,Russia,45,Rwanda,1,Saudi Arabia,83,Science,144,Serbia,2,Showbiz,350,Somalia,4,South Africa,1,South Korea,7,Spain,60,Sports,1311,Sudan,1,Sweden,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,112,Taiwan,2,Technology,449,Thailand,5,Today IN History,24,Top News,994,Tunisia,1,Turkey,77,U.S.,301,UAE,21,UK,51,Ukrain,2,Venezuela,4,Videos,75,Vietnam,2,World,4824,Yemen,21,Zimbabwe,2,
ltr
item
Muslim Global: Labour wants to keep UK in single market in Brexit transition
Labour wants to keep UK in single market in Brexit transition
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zYb06Gx_hzM/WaLSN5cDD6I/AAAAAAAAdiU/opiI-ix9u5AkVPh_qFXLbC-ovD8V3QiiACLcBGAs/s640/Labour%2527s%2BBrexit%2Bspokesman%2BKeir%2BStarmer%2Bsays%2Bhis%2Bparty%2Bwants%2Ba%2Btransitional%2Bdeal%2Bletting%2BBritain%2Bstay%2Bin%2Bthe%2BEU%2Bcustoms%2Bunion%2Bafter%2BBrexit.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zYb06Gx_hzM/WaLSN5cDD6I/AAAAAAAAdiU/opiI-ix9u5AkVPh_qFXLbC-ovD8V3QiiACLcBGAs/s72-c/Labour%2527s%2BBrexit%2Bspokesman%2BKeir%2BStarmer%2Bsays%2Bhis%2Bparty%2Bwants%2Ba%2Btransitional%2Bdeal%2Bletting%2BBritain%2Bstay%2Bin%2Bthe%2BEU%2Bcustoms%2Bunion%2Bafter%2BBrexit.jpg
Muslim Global
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2017/08/labour-wants-to-keep-uk-in-single.html
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2017/08/labour-wants-to-keep-uk-in-single.html
true
616431133175714168
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy