Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, December 17th, 2018

Brexit Takes Center Stage as Britain’s Election Battle Continues

Brexit Takes Center Stage as  Britain’s Election Battle Continues

LONDON - Britain's future in Europe dominated campaigning Tuesday with the main opposition Labour Party setting out its own vision of Brexit.
Keir Starmer, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, set out Labour's approach to Brexit, saying British voters facing a general election on June 8 have a choice of two visions.
Starmer said: "We accept that outside the EU our relationship with Europe must change. But we do not accept that Brexit has to mean whatever (Prime Minister) Theresa May says it means. We do not accept that there has to be a reckless Conservative Brexit."
Starmer said if Britain elected a Labour government it would reset the "Conservatives failing approach to Brexit".
"We will scrap the Government's Brexit White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that reflect Labour values and our six tests.
"Labour's White Paper will have a strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union as we know that is vital to protecting jobs and the economy," he said.
Starmer said the Labour Party believes in building a new relationship with the EU, not as members but as partners. (Xinhua)