Factbox: UK opposition Labour Party sets terms for backing May on Brexit

February 7, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to Prime Minister Theresa May, offering to support her Brexit deal if she makes five legally binding commitments – including joining a customs union.

Below are Labour’s five demands for supporting her deal:

– A permanent customs union. This would include a say in future trade deals

– Close alignment with the EU’s single market. This would be underpinned by shared institutions and obligations

– A pledge to keep workers’ rights in line with those in the EU

– Commitments on participation in EU agencies and funding programs, including in areas such as the environment, education, and industrial regulation

– Agreements on the detail of future security arrangements, including access to the European Arrest Warrant

(Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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