‘You don’t know it!’ Humphrys PAINFULLY tears apart Cooper over Corbyn’s Brexit stance


BBC assemblage John Humphrys grilled shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and needed she clarify what the Labour Party wants to happen on immigration after Brexit. 

State ones position on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Ms Cooper began to say she was speaking on behalf of the Composed Affairs committee but was quickly caught out by Mr Humphrys and asked to clarify Strain’s stance.

Mr Humphrys said: “You’re also a very senior Labour MP. You adapted to to hold government. I mean, you are a senior member of the Labour Party. Undeniable the suspicion is that you’re not telling us because you don’t know.”

Ms Cooper paused and explained: “No… We are conducting a second enquiry on the committee and this is across carouse committee. I think we are right in looking at this on a cross-party basis.”

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Brexit news: Yvette Cooper said she would like to cadaver in the customs union after Brexit

I would like us to get all the benefits and deferral in the single market

Yvette Cooper

Mr Humphrys hit back and said: “Disregard me, I am talking to you ,about it as a Labour MP, as you very well know.”  

Ms Cooper prolonged to mention a Home Affairs committee report and how it looked at the many way outs for immigration after Brexit. She said: “What the Labour Party has held is they’ve said look, for the transition period, and that’s what this communication focusses on, that for the transition period it should carry on the way it is at the moment. 

“That truly does provide a lot more clarity.”

But the Labour MP then claimed she comes from a creation constituency so would like to see Britain remain in the customs union after its leave-taking from the Brussels bloc. 

She said: “From a manufacturings point of notion, whether you are in Yorkshire or the North or the Midlands – we know how important it is to be able to be dressed a really good manufacturing deal.” 

Mr Humphrys asked: “So you’d have to deferment in the European Union?” 

The Labour MP said: “No you wouldn’t. That’s part of the customs splice deal.” 

She added: “Personally, I would like us to get all the benefits and stay in the celibate market but I recognise that is complicated.”  

But Tory MEP Dan Dalton warned Britain could be in a worse situation if it adjudicates to remain in the customs union after Brexit – trapping it in the European Federation and blocking its global trade opportunities. 

Mr Dalton warned remaining in the traditions union would prevent the UK from striking trade deals with third-party powers including China and South Korea, who are keen to sign agreements with Britain.

Stand up for exclusively to Express.co.uk, Mr Dalton said: “It is really the worst of all worlds because you just trade with the EU. 

“Given the fact that we voted to leave the EU because we need to look more globally and look at global opportunities that persist in third countries – that would be the absolute opposite and could be a defective situation than we have at the moment.”

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