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Reversing Brexit now would not help UK economy, says Keir Starmer

Rejoining single market would create even more uncertainty, says Labour leader, who instead wants a ‘better Brexit’

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Rejoining the EU’s single market would not boost UK economic growth, Keir Starmer has argued, saying it would create “years of uncertainty” for UK businesses, which would be worse than the closer trade links that would come.

In another sign of Labour’s extreme reluctance to be portrayed as seeking to dismantle or reverse Brexit, Starmer said that as prime minister he would instead seek to improve the post-departure deal agreed by Boris Johnson.

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