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Tom French @tomfrench85
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Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to join cross-party efforts to stay in the single market and customs union is a threat to jobs, incomes, and living standards for millions of people across Scotland and the UK. Labour members should call him out before it’s too late…
We know that Tory plans to take us out of the single market and customs union would cost hundreds of thousands of UK jobs, and damage people’s incomes, living standards, and livelihoods for decades to come.
In Scotland alone a hard Brexit could cost in the region of 80,000 jobs and £2,000 a head - with a big hit to the Scottish economy:…
The Bank of England has said tens of thousands of jobs could be lost in the City as result of a hard Brexit hit to the UK’s financial sector:…
We’re already losing skilled jobs from EU agencies that are leaving the UK as a result of Brexit:…
A hard Brexit will hit our food and drink industry, our universities and research bodies, our NHS and public services - and it will cause lasting damage to important sectors across the Scottish and UK economy:…
Even the threat of a hard Brexit has already hit the UK economy - making us all poorer before we have even left the EU:…
In short, Corbyn’s claim that he wants a “jobs-first Brexit” that somehow protects the economy, jobs, incomes & workers’ rights is incompatible with his willingness to stand by and allow Tory Brexiteers to drag us out of the single market & customs union:…
Staying in the single market and customs union is the way to protect jobs, incomes and living standards. Short of remaining in the EU - as Scotland voted for - it is by far the best compromise and the least damaging option
That’s why trade unions are calling for the UK to remain in the single market and customs union:…
It’s no doubt why the overwhelming majority of Labour Party members want to stay in the single market and customs union:…
For those suggesting cross-party talks are a “stunt” or “political gimmick” – the SNP has consistently argued to stay in the single market and customs union since the EU referendum result landed:…
We now have just over a year before the UK is set to leave the EU - and we’re entering the critical second phase of the Brexit negotiations with the Tories intent on dragging us off an extreme Brexit cliff. The clock is ticking.
If there was ever a time for parties to put differences aside, work together in the national interest, and make the case for remaining in the single market and customs union it is now or never.
As we saw with the EU Withdrawal Bill – when opposition parties work together it is possible to secure a majority. A majority for staying in the single market is within touching distance if Labour get off the fence and get behind cross-party efforts…
That’s why the Westminster leaders of the SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and Greens will meet on Tuesday to coordinate efforts to stay in the single market & customs union – and why it is so damaging that Jeremy Corbyn won’t even attend to discuss the biggest issue facing the country
The Tories and UKIP might be the driving force behind a hard brexit – but if Labour continue to sit on their hands they will be equally responsible for the damage it does.
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