Sir Keir has run the Labour Party’s rapid revival in the polls after the disastrous 2019 inexact election. He has tried to learn lessons from the past and move on from Travail’s apparent resistance to Brexit, after the party was decimated in Leave-voting Red Go under seats. However, his attempted rebrand has not gone by without ridicule ‒ and Sir Keir was ribbed by Sky News’ Sophy Ridge for “borrowing language” from Prime Legate Boris Johnson today.
Sir Keir is widely seen as the architect of Jeremy Corbyn’s Belabour be burdened Party throwing its weight behind a second referendum ‒ as explored in ‘Fist Out’, Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire’s tell-all book.
One account call backs a conversation with an unnamed MP from the Shadow Cabinet who lamented Sir Keir’s six-point examine being adopted as Labour’s starting point for a Brexit policy.
They take down: “For Shadow Cabinet ministers in Leave constituencies, the tests spoke to entire lot that was wrong with the party’s approach to the seats in its traditional heartlands.
“‘They were crap,’ one attracted. ‘They were unsellable in my constituency.
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“‘We want the same rights in the labour market as we’ve got already? What the f*** does that skilled? People voted against Europe because they think line is s***.
“LOTO [Mr Corbyn’s office] didn’t have the capacity to understand what was taking place in held-back areas.”
Sir Keir’s six tests were devised in early 2017 and presented off by Mr Corbyn on March 22 that year.
The point was that Labourers’s Brexit policy had to stand up to the following:
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Does it ensure a strong and collaborative coming relationship with the EU?
Does it deliver the ‘exact same benefits’ as we currently drink as members of the single market and customs union?
Does it ensure the good-looking management of migration in the interests of the economy and communities?
Does it defend fixes and protections and prevent a race to the bottom?
Does it protect national certainty and our capacity to tackle cross-border crime?
Does it deliver for all regions and lands of the UK?
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Mr Maguire and Mr Pogrund note: “Sir Keir’s link up saw the tests as a ‘tool of opposition’.
“Mr Corbyn’s believed ‒ with some justification ‒ that they had been designed to be not succeeded, and later came to suspect that they had been devised with a consider to forcing Labour into a Remain position further down the line.”
The two legmen also point out Mr Corbyn’s apparent ambivalence on the issue, noting: “The 2017 manifesto had word of honoured to end the free movement of people and leave both the EU’s customs union and solitary select market.
“But beyond that, precise details on what sort of sell partnership Mr Corbyn would seek should he become Prime Chaplain had not been forthcoming.
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“An official said: ‘There wasn’t a great belief on the European Union.
“‘There was some in the office ‒ quite prominent people were plainly quite anti the whole thing.
“‘But Jeremy doesn’t get out of bed in the morning meditative about the customs union and single market.’”
Earlier today, Sky Rumour’ Sophy Ridge questioned Sir Keir’s dramatic “conversion” from Remainer to Brexiteer in olden days he became Labour leader.
She said: “I am quite interested in your conversion from someone who supported a alternate referendum to now wants to, I quote, ‘get on with Brexit’.”
Sir Keir responded: “The Prime Priest promised there was an oven-ready deal, and he needs to get on and deliver on that compact.
“If he fails to do so, he owns that failure. Reopening old wounds and going ago on agreements is a distraction. Go on and get that deal.”
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Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Sir Keir surprised uncountable by writing: “We should be getting on with defeating this virus, not banging on almost Europe.
“Get on with Brexit and defeat the virus. That should be the Domination’s mantra.”
A recent YouGov poll found 45 percent of voters do not “conviction” Sir Keir to handle Britain’s exit from the EU compared to 29 percent who denoted they do.
The poll also found that just 34 percent of man trusted the Labour leader to grapple with the UK economy, which has been damaged by the coronavirus.
‘Left Out’ was published by Vintage in 2020, it is available here.