Money Norway-Style Brexit Now 'Dead' After Jeremy Corbyn Signals To MPs He Won't Back European Economic Area Model

06:25  16 may  2018
06:25  16 may  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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  Norway-Style Brexit Now 'Dead' After Jeremy Corbyn Signals To MPs He Won't Back European Economic Area Model © Getty A Norway-style ‘soft Brexit’ has been declared “dead” after Jeremy Corbyn signalled he would not back plans for the UK to join the European Economic Area (EEA).

In a move that will dismay some former Remainer voters, the Labour leader told a weekly meeting of his MPs that he didn’t want the UK to end up as a ‘rule taker’ from Brussels.

The EEA issue was the focus of a packed meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) on Monday night, with more than 20 backbenchers asking questions about the party’s stance on the crunch topic.

Several MPs, including former Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn, wanted to know if the party would back the House of Lords amendments to keep the UK in the EEA or a single market.

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a man wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Huffington Post Corbyn’s refusal to commit to the Norway model was seized on by pro-Brexit MP John Mann and a senior Labour spokesman suggested after the meeting that the party would once again whip its MPs to abstain on the proposal.

“The EEA packages packages currently in existence do not meet the priorities that we have set out and that the Norway option is not appropriate and will not work for the kind of Brexit we want to see,” the spokesman said.

“We supported an abstention in the House of Lords over the EEA amendment and we set out what our priorities are - and that will guide whatever we do in Parliament overall.

“You’ve seen what happened in relation to the EEA amendment in the Lords and although we wouldn’t talk about whipping arrangements and wouldn’t get to them until the amendment is on the table, I think our approach is pretty clear.”

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Mann was even more robust, saying afterwards: “EEA is dead after that. MPs in Leave areas have gone back to their constituencies and spoken to their voters, who have told them they don’t want it.

“Even MPs who have not spoken out before and who have not voted in any way that you would define as Brexit before spoke out, and that strengthens Jeremy’s hand.”

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Former Shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie said that in fact Corbyn had told the meeting “we should keep our options open”, while saying he didn’t like the EEA because it led to ‘rule-taking’.  “There’s still some room for him to reconsider,” Leslie told HuffPost.

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However, Corbyn’s spokesman stressed that the Lords amendment - backed by scores of Labour peers in defiance of their party whip - was unacceptable.

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“As Keir [Starmer, Shadow Brexit Secretary] said at the weekend, the so-called Norway option has clear problems about it in relation to any kind of new trade deal that Britain might be able to negotiate, that we need to have a bespoke trade deal that doesn’t leave Britain simply as a rule taker and deals with the issues around the single market,” he said.

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“He mentioned in response to the debate the issues around being a rule taker and the need to be guided by our priorities and the jobs-first Brexit that we set out as our strategic objective in the Brexit negotiations.

“He emphasised the importance of uniting both Leave and Remain supporters over a Brexit negotiation and a negotiated final deal that meets the objectives not only of the Labour party but of actually most people in the country whether they voted Leave or Remain”.

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