Sadiq Khan: Keep London in single market in ‘Ireland-type’ deal post Brexit


Sadiq Khan has called for London to be given a similar deal to Northern Ireland that would allow the city to stay in the single market and customs union after Brexit.

As news broke that Theresa May appeared to make major concessions to Northern Ireland in EU talks today, a post to the Mayor of London’s official Facebook page wrote that it had implications for London.

It said: “Huge ramifications for London if Theresa May has conceded that it’s possible for part of the UK to remain within the single market & customs union after Brexit.”

Mr Khan noted that the majority of the capital’s residents who voted in the referendum did not want Brexit to happen.

“Londoners overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU and a similar deal here could protect tens of thousands of jobs,” said the post.