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Labour urged to join cross-party bid to keep UK in single market after Brexit

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“We urge the leadership of a fifth opposition party, Labour, to join us so we can change course from the dangerous Brexit being pursued by the Conservatives.”

Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Liz Saville-Roberts said: “We remain hopeful that the Labour Party will work with us and take the opportunity to defeat the Tories.”

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said: “What happens this year in Parliament will have huge and lasting repercussions for the country – which is why we’re putting party differences aside and working alongside each other.

“We urge the Labour leadership to join us in backing this crucial amendment – and show that they too are willing to put the national interest first.”

Labour’s position is that it wants to negotiate a deal with the EU to retain the benefits of the single market but insists it is not a membership group that can be joined after Brexit.

A spokesman for the Department for Exiting the European Union said: “We respect the four freedoms of the EU and that is why, as we leave the EU, we are leaving the single market and customs union.



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