Yorkshire Post - - FEATURES & COMMENT -

our fu­ture, would not re­in­force the com­pe­tence of Par­lia­ment but in­stead demon­strate the to­tal in­ad­e­quacy of our present demo­cratic process. Af­ter all, Par­lia­ment was sup­posed to be car­ry­ing through the in­struc­tion of the peo­ple.

Be­tween the two ex­tremes, we have two op­po­sites. The first is the Labour po­si­tion – un­der the guise of a deal sim­i­lar to that cur­rently op­er­ated by Nor­way – that ef­fec­tively en­sures that we would be in a Cus­toms Union in per­pe­tu­ity and have ac­cess to the Sin­gle Mar­ket. Of course, we would con­tinue to pay in and to take the rules.

Op­pos­ing that, and this ap­plies to most Con­ser­va­tives who are against Theresa May’s deal, is the ar­gu­ment that we must not be bound into a cus­toms deal longer than the tran­si­tion pe­riod, and out of the Sin­gle Mar­ket.

What unites all those ex­cept the

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