Brexit: Labour will seek re-write of deal, Starmer says

Brexit: Labour will seek re-write of deal, Starmer says
Brexit: Labour will seek re-write of deal, Starmer says

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Brexit: Labour will seek re-write of deal, Starmer says in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - MONTREAL — Sir Keir Starmer has said he will seek a "much better" Brexit deal with the EU if Labour wins the next general election.

The opposition leader told the Financial Times that the current deal, which is due for review in 2025, is "too thin".

Sir Keir was speaking at a conference of centre-left leaders in Montreal, Canada.

But he ruled out re-joining the customs union, the single market or the EU.

It remains unclear, however, if Brussels would be open to making major changes to the agreement, which was agreed by former Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2021.

Sir Keir has repeatedly said he would not seek to rejoin the EU if his party comes to power, promising to "make Brexit work".

His party has consistently held double-digit leads in the political opinion polls, with a general election expected to take place some time in 2024.

"Almost everyone recognises the deal Johnson struck is not a good deal — it's far too thin," he told the Financial Times.

"As we go into 2025 we will attempt to get a much better deal for the UK," he said, although he did not specify what parts of the deal he would seek to improve.

He added that he was confident a better deal could be negotiated with Brussels, as well as a "closer trading relationship".

"We have to make it work. That's not a question of going back in, but I refuse to accept that we can't make it work," he said, adding that he was thinking about "future generations".

"I say that as a dad. I've got a 15-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. I'm not going to let them grow up in a world where all I've got to say to them about their future is, it's going to be worse than it might otherwise have been.

"I've got an utter determination to make this work."

The Labour leader spent the weekend meeting fellow centre-left leaders in Canada, including the country's prime minister Justin Trudeau.

He is also expected to travel to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron later this week, where post-Brexit relations are expected to feature heavily in talks.

He also traveled to the Hague, the Netherlands, last week to meet with the EU's law enforcement agency Europol, seeking a deal to try and stop smuggling gangs bringing people across the channel in small boats.

That led to accusations by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Suella Braverman that his party was planning to let the UK become a "dumping ground" for 100,000 migrants from the continent each year, claims he said were "complete garbage". — BBC

These were the details of the news Brexit: Labour will seek re-write of deal, Starmer says for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Nearly 10,000 evacuated in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, says governor
NEXT Flash floods kill 50 in western Afghanistan

Author Information

I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community. Address: 2077 Sharon Lane Mishawaka, IN 46544, USA Phone: (+1) 574-255-1083 Email: [email protected]