We've said it before and its certain all of us will say it again. If you lumped the whole of the parliamentary Labour Party together, they would just about equal the intellect of a retarded five year old suet pudding. Why would any sane person want to keep us in the EU customes union, which is all about isolationism and protectionism, the opposite of free trade, when once we leave we have the opportunity to trade with the world, free of the suffocating bureaucracy imposed by Brussels.
But the Labour Party will never see that as an opportunity; the authoritarian little creeps merely see power slipping away from the central authority.
The International Trade Secretary and leading Brexiteer Liam Fox has lambasted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to keep the UK tied to a European Union (EU) customs union whilst shunning a trade deal with the U.S. and other large economies as a "sell-out of Britain’s interests".
Dr. Liam Fox pointed out such a situation would leave the UK unable to take advantage of future trade opportunities with growing markets, and keep the UK tied to the rules of the EU’s economy as it shrinks in terms global GDP share. Membership of the customs union would prevent our parliament from concluding bilateral trade agreements. It should not be forgotten that the EU has no trade deals with major trading nations or large population nations because deals can only be negotiated on behalf of all member states and it is impossible to formulate a codex that caters for small nations like Malta or Luxembourg (both with less than 500,00 population, and economic powers such as Germany or France.
It would be a “betrayal of the voters in the referendum” [to remain tied to the EU,] Dr. Fox added.
“As rule takers, without any say in how the rules were made, we would be in a worse position than we are today. It would be a complete sell-out of Britain’s national interests,” he said in a speech at Bloomberg in London on Tuesday.
Dr. Fox dismissed Corbyn’s claim the UK would get a "bespoke" deal from the EU, giving it the freedom to trade, explaining that the UK would have to cede "considerable control" of its trade policy to Brussels in any customs union. EU negotiators have already ruled out a bespoke deal for Britain.
UKIP’s interim leader Leader Gerard Batten employed a similar argument to that put forward by Dr. Fox on Monday, also using the word "betrayal". but then we would not expect an alleged former Soviet spy to act in Britain's best interests would we?