Friday, August 4, 2017
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been ambiguous on this issue, and the period since Labour’s unexpectedly strong performance in the general election on June 8 has seen the party publicly divided over its stand on the Brexit negotiations.
- Labour’s lack of clear support for a ‘soft’ Brexit may act to preclude single market and customs union membership as long-term options.
- Labour's ambiguous stand on Brexit puts the Conservative government under less pressure to clarify its own Brexit strategy.
- Adopting a clearer stand on Brexit would probably cost Labour votes owing to deep divisions on the issue within its electorate.