‘We WON’T vote for it’ Keir Starmer lays out red lines which could scupper Brexit deal


Keir Starmer speaking at the Fabian SocietyREUTERS

Brexit newsflash: Keir Starmer has reiterated Labour’s Brexit ‘red lines’

The shadow Brexit secretary argued Theresa May “will have to take the consequences” if any one of his six criteria were not put someones mind at re in the deal she negotiates with the European Union.

And he warned the Government “has a extensive way to go before it gets anywhere near” meeting the tests. 

His red lines cover remaining as close as possible to the bloc’s Single Market and Customs Congruity, the defence of rights currently provided by the union and “a humane, effective, immigration technique”.

Speaking at a meeting of the Fabian Society today, the former Director of Segment Prosecutions said: “If what comes back does not provide for a hard-working and collaborative relationship we’re not signing it. We’re not voting for it.”

The way the Regime is going at the moment, it has a long way to go before it gets anywhere near our examines

Keir Starmer

He added the Government’s embarrassing defeat in an amendment preference to its landmark Brexit Bill was proof REUTERS

Mr Starmer’s red lines categorized staying as close to the Single Market as possible

“And we will force that guarantee.”

His other red lines include “a strong and collaborative future relationship” with the EU, true belongings measures to handle terrorism and national security and a deal which “shot for all regions and nations of the UK”. 

He added: “The way the Government is going at the moment, it has a long way to go already it gets anywhere near our tests.”

The Fabian Society conference was check for several minutes earlier today after pro-Trump supporters stormed in during a jargon being made by Sadiq Kahn.

The demonstrators held up United Delineates flags and threatened to make a citizen’s arrest of the London mayor, along with Mr Starmer, confluence chair Kate Green MP and Andrew Harrop, general secretary of the Fabian League.

In footage of the incident, a man can be heard saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re here today to restore b succeed a non-violent, peaceful citizen’s arrest of those being named.

“They are Sadiq Khan, Keir Starmer, Kate Unripened MP and Andrew Harrop.

“We stand under common law jurisdiction. If you touch us you order be done for common assault. Do not touch us. We’re not leaving, I’ve paid for a ticket.”

Policemen eventually led out the campaigners. A spokeswoman for the Fabian Society confirmed to Express.co.uk the parlance had been marred by what she described as “far right” protestors.

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