Keir Starmer tried desperately to stop Brexit by forcing a second referendum, new book claims
SIR Keir Starmer tried desperately to stop Brexit by forcing a second referendum.
His stance collapsed cross-party talks and was allegedly a “colossal misjudgment” that triggered Labour’s catastrophic 2019 election defeat.
Sir Keir, tasked with his party’s Brexit strategy, even attacked proposals that he himself had put forward.
Former PM Theresa May was so desperate to get any form of Brexit deal through parliament the dying days of her premiership, that she threw open her negotiation strategy to the Labour Party.
Barwell says of a compromise deal to break the bitter Brexit deadlock in spring 2019: “Jeremy Corbyn wanted to do it, but Keir Starmer stopped it.
“It seems fitting that he’s now dealing with the consequences.”
He adds: “Starmer was not prepared to settle for anything that didn’t include a confirmatory vote”.
Most read in The Sun
* Read the full story...This article was originally published h
Who will be Next to leave the EU? Check out who is leading in our exclusive poll Poll