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Just a reminder of the real issue on Brexit: can May do a customs union deal with Labour that a) pro-Remain Labour MPs will support and b) that her own party will support... 1/ My info is still no... but...
2/ May is now so terrified of the Tory party disintegrating, as well as the government, that she will do anything to stop the elections going ahead on 23 May - including fast-tracking an amendment to the WA through parliament...
3/ The Labour position is clear. If the party does not support the deal on offer (and it can't get a general election), it has to be put to a second referendum. This is now in the revised election leaflets...
4/ It's one thing to railroad stuff through the NEC, but to sell a Customs Union only deal to MPs, with waffle about workers rights attached, would need Labour's negotiating team headed by @Keir_Starmer to front it...
@Keir_Starmer 5/ However the Customs Union only fell by 3 votes on 27 March. So for Labour members the important thing is to see what's on offer in the negotiations... remember: the indicative votes are not the same as legislation - the legislation would have to commit the UK to a permanent CU
@Keir_Starmer 6/ The way to stop Brexit in parliament remains to tie any deal to a second referendum, and there are enough Labour MPs to stop a Customs Union-only deal going through if its not tied to the #FinalSay - the political background to this is here...
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