Lisa Nandy: Labour let Brexit debate become false culture war

EU ‘binary’ wrangle trapped us while we should have defended free movement and globalism, says leadership candidate

Lisa Nandy has castigated Labour under Jeremy Corbyn for falling into the “trap” of allowing Brexit to be framed as a binary culture war, saying the party should have outlined positive, internationalist arguments, including a defence of free movement.

Delivering a speech setting out her approach to international relations if she won the contest to succeed Corbyn, Nandy said Labour also missed chances to try to reunite the country around a softer Brexit following the 2016 referendum.

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