Backbenchers believe election result changed context of Brexit talks and want Keir Starmer to offer more contrast to Conservative position

Backbench Labour MPs are urging the party’s leadership to place membership of the single market back on the table in terms of Brexit policy, claiming the general election result had “dramatically changed” the context of the talks.

There is disquiet over the continuing refusal of Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, to consider the possibility of full membership of the internal market. Some Labour MPs believe having only access to the single market would be economically damaging.

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