UK's Corbyn backs staying in EU customs union after Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed the UK being in a permanent customs union with the EU, marking a major policy shift on Brexit.

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    Britain's main opposition party has announced a major policy shift on Brexit.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he now backs the UK staying in a permanent customs union with the European Union, saying it is necessary to protect trade and avoid a hard border with Ireland.

    Pro-European MPs have welcomed the move, but the government says it is a cynical attempt to frustrate the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Coventry.


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