Chuka Umunna today confirmed he too would sacrifice access to the Single Market if it meant keeping the current freedom of movement rules.
The former Shadow Business Secretary, who was one of the most high profile Remain campaigners in the EU referendum, is the latest high-profile Labour figure to definitively call for an end to free movement in any post-Brexit deal.
The HuffPost UK today revealed respected Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds believed freedom of movement has to be axed, as does fellow backbenchers Rachel Reeves, Stephen Kinnock and Emma Reynolds, following June’s Brexit vote.
Umunna, who is chairman of Vote Leave Watch, is calling on Theresa May to try and strike a Brexit deal which will allow restrictions on free movement and Single Market membership.
However, he today told the HuffPost he is clear which goal should take priority.
He said: “If continuation of the free movement we have is the price of Single Market membership then clearly we couldn’t remain in the Single Market, but we are not at that point yet.”
Ma juhiksin lugeja tähelepanu olulisele asjaolule. Chuka Umunna tahab, et UK-l jääks pääs ühisturule, aga ta on valmis sellest loobuma, sest niiviisi peetakse läbirääkimisi ja tehakse kompromisse. Mäletate Kreekat, “mitte mingil juhul me ei loobu eurost, aga võitleme kasinuse vastu”. Võidelge edasi kasinuse vastu. Nüüd võitleb eelnimetatud idee üks promojatest demokraatia eest Euroopas, tegemist on tolaga.