International Policy Commission
International Policy Commission

How can we ensure a strong future relationship with Europe that protects jobs, rights and the economy?

Policy Commission: International


Policy Areas: The International Policy Commission develops Labour’s international policy. It is responsible for foreign policy, international development, defence and Britain’s future relationship with Europe.


Basingstoke Issues:

UK/EU Citizens rights, Potential medicine shortages, Economic uncertainty

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In 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Since then, the Government’s disastrous handling of the Brexit negotiations has led to huge and continuing uncertainty.


Labour’s primary focus is on protecting jobs and the economy, and we have always been clear that any Brexit deal would have to pass our six tests for us to support it in Parliament. Since the referendum, we have pushed for the UK to build a strong new relationship with the EU including negotiating a customs union to support jobs, particularly those in our manufacturing sector which rely on just-in-time production.


We have also been clear that the option of no-deal is completely unacceptable, and would represent a catastrophic failure by the Government. As we reach a critical stage in the negotiations, it is clear the Prime Minister cannot command support for her deal.

Key Questions:

  • How should Labour respond to the Prime Minister’s deal in Parliament?

  • What steps can the Party take to continue to follow and build on the Brexit motion passed at Labour Conference?

  • What can the Party do to rule out a ‘no deal’ outcome?

  • How can we best consult members, supporters and affiliates throughout the coming weeks and months?

  • How can we ensure a strong future relationship with Europe that protects jobs, rights and the economy?


Full details: Brexit

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Consultation End Date: 30th June 2019

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