A secret memo has claimed that British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promised in a meeting with European Union (EU) officials to run Brexit “very differently” and keep Britain in the customs union if he came to power.
The leaked memo seen by the Telegraph on Thursday said that Corbyn had privately signaled his willingness to make a series of deep concessions if he took charge of the negotiations on Britain’s exit from the 28-member bloc.
The Labour leader met with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in London earlier this week and said he would offer a “unilateral guarantee” on the rights of EU citizens during the transition period, the memo claimed.
The alleged move contrasts with the official Labour policy, which pursues a customs partnership to maintain tariff-free trade in goods across the EU member states’ borders.
In a statement later in day, the opposition Labour denied the contents of the memo and said Corbyn…