Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer )

Keir Starmer

Bio Labour MP for Holborn & St Pancras. Shadow Secretary of State for Brexit. Former Director of Public Prosecutions (2008-13).
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iPhone : If anyone has any doubts about where Boris Johnson’s proposals take us, this lays bare that the end destination is a damaging right-wing project, which will rip apart our relationship with the EU and replace it with a US-style economy.…

iPhone : Labour cannot support this deal. If Boris Johnson has confidence in his deal, he should put it back to the people in a public vote against remain - and that is an argument we will be making on Saturday. 10/

iPhone : Instead, the level playing field provisions only last until the end of transition with a warning shot from the EU about the impact this will have on (reduced) access to EU markets. 8/

iPhone : The level playing field commitments are significantly weaker: no longer building on the measures in the old Withdrawal Agreement, which provided for dynamic alignment in certain areas. 7/

iPhone : On services, the PD offers nothing beyond the weak provisions in the Theresa May deal. Nor has there been any progress on the question of agencies and our future security relationship. 6/

iPhone : This inevitably means there will be new trade barriers with the EU and additional checks at borders. The PD is explicit about this. And the Johnson deal makes it easier for a Tory Government to cut rights and standards. 5/

iPhone : Rather than strengthening the Political Declaration (PD) along the lines Labour argued, the political direction of travel under Johnson is to a distant economic relationship with the EU. It rules out a new Customs Union and a close future relationship with the Single Market. 4/

iPhone : Having reviewed what has been agreed, it is clear that the Johnson deal is a far worse deal than Theresa May’s deal. It paves the way for a decade of deregulation. It gives Johnson licence to slash workers’ rights, environmental standards and consumer protections. 3/

iPhone : Labour’s concerns with Theresa May’s deal were not principally about the backstop. They were about the Political Declaration and our future relationship with the EU after Brexit. 2/

Twitter for iPad : Keir Starmer recalls fighting to repeal anti-gay laws in the Commonwealth at PinkNews Awards…

iPhone : No housing legislation in today’s #QueensSpeech. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a renter wanting stronger rights, a family stuck on the council waiting list, or someone concerned about rising homelessness, it's clear you’re not a priority for this Conservative Government.

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