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    Corbyn's position here is vacuous as others have pointed out. It's barely different on the substance from the hard Brexiters.

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    It's using the semantic 'access' to sound like something we currently have ['membership'] and s'thing the Tories are prepared to give up.

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    So it sounds like opposition, but in fact it's agreement.

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    Labour divides between those who don't like the capitalist club single market that blocks state aid.... [Corbynites]...

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    ...and those who now feel immigration control has to be conceded and thus single market membership has to be given up.

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    They are thus not capable of opposing the government's position. They have 2 positions, both of which entail leaving the single market.

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    It's ok, unavoidable perhaps, having 2 rubbish positions. They are entitled to make those calculations and have those views.

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    [I frequently have more than 1 position on things in my own head]. But it's mendacious and confusing to present it as an opposing demand.

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    This is precisely the tactic used by Leave; relentlessly saying that we would still have 'access' as though nothing significant would go.

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