Sir Keir Starmer vigorously advocated for a second referendum on EU membership after casting a “Remain” vote in the historic Brexit referendum.
As the European Union waits for the UK to be controlled by the Labour Party, Brexit scepticism has flared after one prominent Brexiteer warned Sir Keir Starmer may prove to be a “problem.”
In the 2019 election, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a sizable 80 seat majority, and less than a year later, he reached a deal that saw Britain formally exit the EU on January 1, 2021.
If Sir Keir is elected prime minister, a prominent Brexiteer has warned that he would reassert Britain’s membership in the EU Single Market.
Ben Habib, a former MEP, said to Express: “I think Rishi Sunak would like to cave to the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol, but I don’t think he will ultimately do that because it would cause utter political havoc.”
“I don’t think the EU is in any hurry to do a deal with him because he is leading a lame duck Government. They know Keir Starmer would be far more sympathetic to them than the Tories would ever be.”
“The EU are kicking this can down the road until the UK is ruled by a Labour Government, which almost looks to be a complete certainty.”
“Keir Starmer, given half a chance, would take us back into the EU Single Market. He campaigned against Brexit and wanted a second referendum. I think he’s a problem.”