The EU is anxious for Keir Starmer to succeed Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Sir Keir, a lifelong Remainer, has ruled out a return to the EU or the single market.
Despite his commitment to never rejoin the trading bloc, the European Union wants Sir Keir Starmer to be the UK’s next Prime Minister.
The Opposition Leader is the favourite in Brussels to succeed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
The European Policy Centre’s chief executive, Fabian Zuleeg, claimed the Conservative party has “badly damaged” “stability, reliability, and confidence,” adding that he “cannot wait” for the Labour leader to become Prime Minister.
“Here in Brussels, we want stability, reliability and confidence – and that has been badly damaged by the Conservatives.”
“I cannot wait for Kier Starmer to be Prime Minister.”
“Everyone in Brussels is aching for a new relationship, and he quietly is building trust and investing in a solid relationship.”
Andreas Schieder, an Austrian MEP, expressed confidence in Sir Keir‘s ability to reestablish trust with the EU.
The co-author of the 2021 bill for the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), Mr Scheider, told the i: “I’ve met Starmer and I can see he would be much better.”
Veteran MEP Guy Verhofstadt, who served as the previous Brexit coordinator for the European Parliament, stated that Sir Keir had the right priorities.
He said “the Conservatives’ cartoon version of Thatcherism isn’t helping”.
Sir Keir‘s decision to rule out rejoining the EU, however, drew criticism from the former Belgian PM.