Detail, difference, deferral & deference: Labour’s summer challenge

It shall be unlawful for Her Majesty’s Government to enter into arrangements under which Northern Ireland forms part of a separate customs territory to Great Britain (column 160)

The practical reality is that the difference between current freedom of movement and this new [Tory] framework will be miniscule because for economic reasons it must be. Also, there is no way Europe would ever agree to this partial acceptance of the Single Market, unless freedom of movement was, in essence, retained.

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