Sir Keir Starmer: Cross-party Brexit deal needs to include second referendum

Clay Curtis
May 13, 2019

On the other side of the coin, there now seems to be strong support for GBPUSD at the psychologically important 1.30 level and there is still a faint chance of an agreement at the cross-party Brexit talks.

Prime Minister Theresa May does not need to spell out a timetable for her departure, prisons minister Robert Buckland said on Sunday, adding the leader had already announced she would leave office after the first phase of Brexit.

And Labour would take the scalps of Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith and Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee, with the Tories retaining support from less than half of those who voted for them in 2017.

"I've never known the Tory Party in this position".

The Tory collapse has been stunning, with a party that has billed itself as "the natural party of government", and claims to be the longest-lived active political party in the world now polling at just 10 per cent, according to a new YouGov survey.

"There are only two forces that can win this election - that nasty nationalism of the Farage Brexit Party, or the tolerant, compassionate outward-looking patriotism of the Labour Party", he will say.

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Even so, Israel went ahead on Sunday with opening border crossings to allow pedestrians and commerce to enter Gaza . Gazans have held weekly rallies since March 2018, primarily to draw global attention to the dire living conditions.

The Conservatives have slumped to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the European elections later this month.

"I've made it clear that at this stage, at this 11th hour, any deal that comes through from this government ought to be subject to the lock of a confirmatory vote", Sir Keir said. The Liberal Democrats - who openly oppose Brexit - are just ahead of the Tories on 12%.

Cross-party talks between Labour and the government to find a way through the Brexit deadlock continue on Monday.

He said: "On the European elections, while the question of which party Brexit voters should back was settled some time ago, the equivalent for Remain voters is still ambiguous".

The party had some significant advantages over Farage's party, which has put candidates outside the world of politics, including entrepreneurs, members of the fishing community, and decorated war veterans, front and centre, while CUK enjoyed a parliamentary base of former Labour and Tory MPs with relatively high profiles and good media contacts from the get-go.

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,004 United Kingdom adults over 18 years old between May 8 and 10 and results have been weighted.

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