Labour leader Keir Starmer says he will NOT try to rejoin the EU if he wins the subsequent electon as a result of the Brexit debate is ‘over’
Sir Keir Starmer has insisted the Brexit debate ‘over’ and give attention to life exterior EU
Made clear he will not marketing campaign to rejoin the bloc at the subsequent election in 2024
Insisted Labour must be proud to be ‘patriotic’ after disastrous election defeat
Keir Starmer insisted the Brexit difficulty is ‘over’ immediately as he dismissed the concept of campaigning to rejoin the EU.
The Labour leader mentioned the solely focus now was ‘what kind of a deal we have now with the EU and what kind of offers we have now with the remainder of the world’.
He additionally signalled a break from the disastrous Jeremy Corbyn period by saying he wished the get together to be ‘proudly patriotic’, and making clear he wouldn’t snub state banquets – as his predecessor did when Donald Trump got here to the UK.
The intervention, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, got here as Sir Keir tries to deliver Labour again from the brink after its worst election exhibiting since 1935.
Sir Keir conceded that the the get together’s equivocal coverage on the EU – which he partly oversaw as shadow Brexit secretary – had been damaging.
Labour leader Keir Starmer (pictured in London this week) mentioned the solely focus now was ‘what kind of a deal we have now with the EU and what kind of offers we have now with the remainder of the world’
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons final month. Sir Keir is attempting to draw a line below his disastrous stewardship of the get together
‘We’ve left the EU, and subsequently, the Leave/Remain argument is over and the solely argument now’s what kind of a deal we have now with the EU and what kind of offers we have now with the remainder of the world,’ he mentioned.
‘It’s crucial for the Labour Party to be clear that no matter place we and others might have taken in the final three and a half, 4 years, that divide between Leave and Remain is now over.’
Pressed on whether or not he will try to take the UK again into the bloc if he wins the subsequent common election, scheduled for 2024, he mentioned: ‘I do not assume there is a case for rejoining the EU and I’m actually not making that case.’
Many Labour figures have been closely crucial of the London-centric angle of the Corbyn period, blaming the approach patriotic Britons had been seemed down on for the lack of help in working class heartlands.
Sir Keir mentioned: ‘I’m proud that we’re patriotic, I do not assume we must be shy about it, I feel it’s one thing we must be very pleased with and I feel the truth 1000’s and 1000’s of activists surrender their free time to try and enhance our nation is an actual reflection of simply how patriotic, they’re.’
The Labour leader mentioned he wouldn’t refuse to attend a state banquet given in honour of the US president, as Mr Corbyn did in April final yr.
‘I’ve by no means shied away from these occasions,’ he mentioned. ‘I’ve attended them once I was director of public prosecutions. No doubt I’ll attend them as leader of the Labour Party.’
And in one other swipe at Mr Corbyn, who was pilloried for his failure to take care of a wave of anti-Semitism in Labour, he mentioned: ‘I do not need a Labour Party that is simply received an efficient mechanism for coping with anti-Semitism.
‘I need a Labour get together that hasn’t received anti-Semitism in it.’
Sir Keir conceded that the the get together’s equivocal coverage on the EU – which he partly oversaw as shadow Brexit secretary – had been damaging