Open Britain video shows Leave campaigners’ changing views on the single market

Where will Britain fall in the soft to hard Brexit continuum? Some of the most vocal Brexiteers will have you believe that only a hard Brexit will do. A hard Brexit being the UK leaving the single market in favour of having immigration control.

In his LBC radio show, Nigel Farage went as far as to say that the movement to keep Britain in the single market would be a ‘great betrayal’ of the vote to leave.

Interesting. Because he didn’t always think so. And neither did quite a few other prominent Leave campaigners. This video by Open Britain shows just that…

Leave campaigners: Let’s stay in the single market


Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise. What with various promises since the referendum that have already been rescinded. Promises such as the £350m a week to the NHS and the implementation of a points-based immigration system. Why not add access to the single market to the list!

Open Britain is a campaign for Britain to ‘be open and inclusive, open for business, open to trade and investment, open to talent and hard work, open to Europe and to the world’. They have a petition to keep Britain in the single market, which you can read more about and sign on their website.

Anna Soubry, a Tory MP and supporter of Open Britain said that this is just another of the Leave campaigns ‘misleading tales’.

Leave campaigners told some misleading tales during the referendum campaign and now they are at it again on the Single Market.

Nigel Farage and his chums like to pretend they’ve always wanted to leave the Single Market but Open Britain’s video shows the opposite is true – they used to wax lyrical about Single Market membership.

There is a mandate to leave the EU but there is no mandate to pursue a hard, destructive Brexit.

Anna Soubry

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