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.”
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.”
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.