Factbox: UK opposition Labour Party sets terms for backing May on Brexit

May's Brexit deal was defeated by a historic margin of 230 votes last month when she asked MPs to ratify it.

Factbox: UK opposition Labour Party sets terms for backing May on Brexit
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LONDON: Britain`s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to Prime Minister Theresa May, offering to support her Brexit deal if she makes five legally binding commitments – including joining a customs union.

In a follow-up letter sent on Wednesday, he laid out in the clearest terms yet what commitments he is seeking in exchange for offering Labour support.

Below are Labour`s five demands for supporting her deal:

- A permanent customs union. This would include a say in future trade deals.

- Close alignment with the EU`s single market. This would be underpinned by shared institutions and obligations.

- A pledge to keep workers` rights in line with those in the EU.

- Commitments on participation in EU agencies and funding programmes, including in areas such as the environment, education, and industrial regulation.

- Agreements on the detail of future security arrangements, including access to the European Arrest Warrant.