So much is happening on the Brexit front that it can be difficult to keep up. Here’s a quick run-down of what happened this week.
Corbyn explicitly ruled out Single Market membership. Meanwhile, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has supported Single Market membership. And Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Carwyn Jones has spoken out against Jeremy Corbyn’s position.
What’s Labour’s position on Europe? It’s a good question. pic.twitter.com/3e8SASxH41
— The SNP (@theSNP) July 30, 2017
And senior Labour figures expressed their concern about Corbyn’s position on freedom of movement.
Shocked at this language from Jeremy Corbyn. Comments about Central European migrants could have been made by UKIP. https://t.co/RgDARMaVdn
— Mark Lazarowicz (@marklazarowicz) July 24, 2017
This is dreadful – Labour now has the same immigration policy as UKIP and a harder Brexit policy than the Tories https://t.co/9gYJEth1QU
— Spencer Livermore (@SpenceLivermore) July 24, 2017
Scottish and Welsh Ministers met to discuss Brexit, and the UK government’s attack on the hard-won powers of the Scottish Parliament and on the principles of devolution.
— Michael Russell (@Feorlean) July 27, 2017
Of all UK cities, Aberdeen will be hit hardest by Brexit with the biggest fall in economic output, according to a new report. Edinburgh ranked sixth hardest hit.
— Guardian Scotland (@GdnScotland) July 28, 2017
Consumers were warned that they face “considerable and unpredictable changes in food prices”.
— IFS (@TheIFS) July 27, 2017
The Tories are all over the place on immigration as they attempted to row back on their anti-immigration stance. The SNP will continue to call for a commitment to Single Market membership, including freedom of movement. Find out why that’s so important.
Tory immigration plans all at sea as Amber Rudd tries to soften Brexit blowhttps://t.co/ZCr2UdJQWr
— The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) July 28, 2017
A House of Lords report has warned that any weakening of animal welfare standards in new trade deals could put pressure on UK food producers.
— HuffPost UK Politics (@HuffPostUKPol) July 25, 2017
And, another House of Lords report warned of the ‘unacceptable risk’ to people’s safety if European Arrest Warrant (EAW) was not replaced. The EAW allows the extradition of individuals between EU Member States to face prosecution for a crime.
Arrest warrant gap after Brexit would pose ‘unacceptable risk’ https://t.co/eIbNnQ5Nd0
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 26, 2017