Union leader Keir Starmer says he will NOT try to rejoin the EU if he wins the next election because the Brexit debate is "over".
- Sir Keir Starmer has insisted that the Brexit debate is "over" and focused on life outside the EU
- It has been made clear that he will not be campaigning to rejoin the bloc in the next 2024 election
- Persistent work should be proud to be "patriotic" after a catastrophic election defeat
Keir Starmer insisted that the Brexit question was "over" today when he rejected the idea of a campaign to re-enter the EU.
The Labor chief said the only focus now was "what business we have with the EU and what business we have with the rest of the world."
He also signaled a break with Jeremy Corbyn's catastrophic era by saying he wanted the party to be "proudly patriotic" and made it clear that he would not disturb state banquets – like his predecessor when Donald Trump came to Britain .
The intervention came in an interview with the Daily Telegraph when Sir Keir tried to marginalize Labor back after his worst choice since 1935.
Sir Keir admitted that the party's ambiguous policy towards the EU – which he partially oversaw as a shadow Brexit secretary – was harmful.
Union leader Keir Starmer (pictured in London this week) said the only focus now is "what kind of deal we have with the EU and what deal we have with the rest of the world."
Former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn was in the House of Commons last month. Sir Keir tries to draw a line under his catastrophic leadership of the party
"We have left the EU and therefore the" vacation / stay "argument has ended. The only argument now is what kind of business we have with the EU and what kind of business we have with the rest of the world," he said said.
"It is very important for the Labor Party to make it clear that the gap between vacation and whereabouts is now over, no matter what position we and others have taken in the past three and a half or four years."
When asked whether he would try to get Britain back on the block if he won the next parliamentary elections scheduled for 2024, he said: "I don't think there is any reason to rejoin the EU, and I will certainly not a case. & # 39;
Many Labor figures have strongly criticized the Corbyn-era stance towards London and blamed the way patriotic Britons have been viewed for losing support in the working class heartland.
Sir Keir said: "I am proud that we are patriotic. I don't think we should be shy. I think we should be very proud of it and I think that thousands and thousands of activists give up their free time to improve our country really reflects how patriotic they are. & # 39;
The Labor chief said he would not refuse to attend a state banquet in honor of the US president, as Mr. Corbyn did in April last year.
"I was never afraid of these events," he said. "I visited her when I was director of the public prosecutor's office. I will no doubt visit her as the leader of the Labor Party. & # 39;
And in another blow to Mr. Corbyn, who was denounced for failing to cope with a wave of anti-Semitism at work, he said: “I don't want a Labor Party that only has an effective mechanism for dealing with anti-Semitism .
"I want a Labor party that doesn't contain anti-Semitism."
Sir Keir admitted that the party's ambiguous policy towards the EU – which he partially oversaw as a shadow Brexit secretary – was harmful
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