Labour Leavers’ claims that EU blocks state takeovers are rejected by experts

EU officials bewildered by claims the union is a one-size fits all club when there are many more social democratic, statist members than the UK

There is a group of Labour MPs who support a clean Brexit to break free from the shackles of a corporatist cartel that blocks state intervention.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has long been sympathetic to the Labour Brexit – or “Lexit” – argument for the UK to leave the single market, if not the customs union, to escape a Brussels oligarchy that some believe has frowned on efforts by left-leaning governments to support individual industries or nationalise them to protect consumers’ and workers’ rights.

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