May just responded to the EUs Brexit treaty and it’s GOOD news

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Theresa May responded to the EU’s planned Brexit treaty in the House of Commons today during Prime Minister’s questions.

In response to the EU’s latest demands which include Northern Ireland ot remain in the Customs Union, Mrs May said: “The draft legal text the Commission have published would, if implemented, undermine the UK common market and threaten the constitutional integrity of the UK by creating a customs and regulatory border down the Irish Sea, and no UK prime minister could ever agree to it.

“I will be making it crystal clear to President Juncker and others that we will never do so.”

She added: “The draft legal text the Commission have published would, if implemented, undermine the UK common market and threaten the constitutional integrity of the UK by creating a customs and regulatory border down the Irish Sea, and no UK prime minister could ever agree to it.

“I will be making it crystal clear to President Juncker and others that we will never do so.”

Sky News tweeted: ‘Theresa May has told the House of Commons the draft legal text produced by the European Commission would “undermine the UK common market and threaten the constitutional integrity of the UK” if implemented and “no UK Prime Minister could ever agree to it“‘

Corbyn backtracks on Brexit and demands ‘strong relationship’ with Single Market

The leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn is reportedly about to set out his Brexit vision, including the demand that the United Kingdom retains a ‘strong relationship’ with the Single Market after Brexit.

This is a whole world away from the strong support that he has showed in the past for a ‘total Brexit,’ and therefore it is another worrying sign that there are people both in government and in opposition who are determined to go against the wishes of millions of people who voted for a complete detachment from the European Union.

After all, everyone knows that as far as the EU is concerned, the only way to have a relationship with the Single Market is to either be in it or to be attached to it with a punitive deal that would form part of the dreaded ‘Brexit In Name Only.’

This is all yet more proof that even though there are question marks over the Conservatives’ handling of Brexit so far, a Labour version would be far, far worse.

According to a report in Politico:

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to lay out his vision for post-Brexit EU relations on Monday, including negotiating a “new, strong relationship” with single market rules and certain exemptions.

“Britain will need a bespoke relationship of its own,” Corbyn will say in a speech, according to excerpts released to journalists ahead of time.

“Labour would negotiate a new and strong relationship with the single market that includes full tariff-free access and a floor under existing rights, standards and protections.”

The Labour leader will also indicate his party would seek opt-outs from the single market to allow the U.K. to subsidise some industries and nationalize others.

“We would also seek to negotiate protections, clarifications or exemptions, where necessary, in relation to privatization and public service competition directives, state aid and procurement rules and the Posted Workers Directive,” Corbyn will say.

“We cannot be held back, inside or outside the EU, from taking the steps we need to support cutting edge industries and local business, stop the tide of privatization and outsourcing or prevent employers being able to import cheap agency labor from abroad to undercut existing pay and conditions.”

Corbyn had faced pressure from within his party to declare that the U.K. should stay in the EU single market.

“The European Union is not the root of all our problems and leaving it will not solve all our problems,” Corbyn will say on Monday.

“Likewise, the EU is not the source of all enlightenment and leaving it does not inevitably spell doom for our country.”

The sort of deal that Corbyn seems to be looking for is something that the EU wouldn’t agree to in a million years.

On Brussels’ part, Brexit negotiations so far have taken the form of ‘it’s our way or nothing,’ and what Corbyn wants here is a bespoke deal that would be somewhat of a humiliating climbdown for Barnier, Juncker, Verhofstadt and the rest of the EU’s elite.

Unless Corbyn’s cunning master plan is to present Brussels with a ‘pie in the sky’ option that is so far-fetched that it puts the UK into ‘no deal’ territory, it is worrying to see that Labour is supporting such a crazy option.