Labour would seek to UNDO Brexit deal if they won power, key Keir Starmer ally privately admits
- One of Keir Starmer’s shadow ministers said the party would renegotiate Brexit
- Anna McMorrin told supporters Labour would ‘get back into the single market’
- In 2018 she quit Labour’s frontbench due to their support for leaving the market
Last week Cardiff MP Anna McMorrin admitted to party supporters that a Labour-controlled Government would need to ‘renegotiate the deal’.
She said Labour getting into office could potentially allow them to renegotiate a closer deal with Brussels and even rejoin the EU.
She was recorded telling activists: ‘I hope eventually that we will get back into the single market and customs union, and who knows then.’
Ms McMorrin rejoined the frontbench in 2020 when Sir Keir took over, after resigning in protest at Labour’s support for leaving the single market in 2018.
Shadow minister Anna McMorrin (pictured) said she hoped for a return to the single market but acknowledged this couldn’t happen unless Labour won
Ms McMorrin quit the frontbench in 2018 but 2020 rejoined when Keir Starmer became leader
Home Office minister Tom Pursglove (pictured) said Labour were trying to pull the wool over the public’s eyes by plotting to undo Brexit
At the Labour Communications group on June 8 Ms McMorrin was asked: ‘Could we ever return to the single market?’
She replied: ‘I really hope so.’
She added: ‘Customs union and single market at the very least I think, in future.’
She accepted ‘there is not really scope for having that conversation at the moment’, but said all that could change if Labour won power.
The Sun reported that they understand the party have scolded her.
A spokesman said: ‘Policy is clear.
‘We need a strong relationship with EU partners but that does not involve membership of the customs union or the single market.’
But Home Office minister Tom Pursglove accused Labour of deceiving the public.
He said: ‘Sir Keir said there wasn’t scope for major renegotiation, now Labour are plotting to rejoin in all but name.
‘That would mean open-door immigration and Parliament being overruled by Brussels.’