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1/ Our front bench's amendment pre-supposes that we'll be able to negotiate and create new and bespoke forms of 'access to the Single Market' and 'shared institutions'. But we simply don't have the time or leverage to do that: we have to pick a model.
2/ It makes no mention of free movement of labour, whereas articles 112 and 113 of the EEA Agreement provide a solid, treaty-based mechanism for reforming FoM.
3/ Far more likely that the pragmatic Tory MPs will back an amendment that's come from the back-benches, so the Lords amendment is the only one that has a chance of commanding a parliamentary majority. Our last chance to legislate against the govt's recklessness & incompetence.
4/ That's why I and many other Labour MPs will be voting for the Lords #EEA amendment on Tuesday. One chance, let's take it!

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