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    The Brexit election that leaves Britain the loser

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    According to the Financial Times, Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has presented his vision of a “Brexit for the many, not the few” contrasting Labour’s plans for a Brexit marked by “serious planning and negotiations” with Conservatives’ more confrontational approach. Labour want to create a post-Brexit Britain that protected jobs and public services and invested in all its communities. According to Mr. Corbyn, the Conservatives want a mandate for their Brexit plan – a plan that puts jobs and living standards at risk and threatens to turn our country into a low-wage offshore tax haven. Mr Corbyn went on to say, “Instead of posturing threats and pumped-up animosity, a Labour government under my leadership will set out a plan for Brexit based on the mutual interests of both Britain and the EU”. Labour would also press to ensure tariff-free access for UK goods to EU markets, he went on. Mr Corbyn also attacked the idea, forwarded by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, that it could be better to leave the EU without concluding a deal on future relations than to agree to a bad deal. He said, “let’s be clear: no deal is in fact a bad deal. It is the worst of all deals, because it would leave us with World Trade Organisation tariffs and restrictions instead of the access to European markets we need”.

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