Labour leader wants tariff-free access after Brexit but says single market has pressures to privatise rail and other services

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is wary of committing to stay in the European single market because it would restrict the powers of a future Labour government to implement party policies.

Speaking from Labour conference in Brighton, the Labour leader said he wanted tariff-free access to the single market with a close relationship to the EU, but said he was wary of committing to full single market membership, akin to the deal Norway has with the EU, despite a recent poll showing 66% of Labour members back a single market deal.

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