Leo Varadkar’s confirmation that Labour’s plan will work is enormously important
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that, in his view, Labour’s plan for Brexit based on a customs union with the UK is eminently realistic. The news was tweeted by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn:
Varadkar went further, saying that the EU would want to be ‘generous’ in the terms of such an agreement – ensuring that the UK would not merely be a ‘silent partner’ in any wider deals agreed by the EU, but would have a say on the agreement.
Labour’s plan was already welcomed by EU leaders as ‘heavenly’ – but with the Irish border and the associated ‘backstop‘ in Theresa May’s original withdrawal agreement so central to the deadlock in Parliament, a green light from the Irish PM is of enormous significance.
Yet again Jeremy Corbyn is seen to be the party leader providing actual leadership and solutions.
Corbyn’s handling of the thorny Brexit issue has been close to flawless, with even normally-hostile commentators conceding recently that he has ‘played a blinder’ – as the SKWAWKBOX had already flagged more than two years ago.
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