Cable: Marr interview shows Labour leadership's "betrayal" in backing the Conservatives' damaging hard Brexit
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ruled out membership of the Customs Union and the Single Market in an interview with Andrew Marr this morning. This is despite overwhelming support for both among his party's membership and conflicting messages from the Labour frontbench.
He also said he would not back a referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal, despite polls showing public opinion has swayed behind this Liberal Democrat policy.
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said:
"As has long been suspected, Labour's leadership is moving closer and closer to the Conservatives' hard Brexit, which would damage the economy and cost jobs.
"They are betraying their own members and parliamentary base, who want to remain part of the Customs Union and Single Market. Rather than ruling out the Liberal Democrats' increasingly popular call for a vote on the terms of any deal -which would include an exit from Brexit - they should be doing their job as the official opposition and backing the public to have the final say."