“We’ve left. We are no longer a member of the EU,” Labour Leader Keir Starmer opens up about his current position on Brexit.
Keir Starmer who was once a passionate Remainer has made it clear that he is putting Brexit behind. The Labour leader advocated for a second referendum on Brexit following the Conservatives` failure to stick to their promises on deals after the UK left the EU.
In order to avoid “further division”, Labour would put “yesterday`s wars”, Mr Starmer defended his party`s pro-EU candidate in the Hartlepool by-election.
Speaking on March 29 in Hartlepool, Sir Starmer said: “We don’t want to go back to the divisions of the 2016 referendum. Now what matters most is what the future looks like not what divisions we might have had in the past.”
Mr Starmer who once stood as Jeremy Corbyn`s Shadow Brexit secretary and has been renowned for his contend against Brexit, openly admitted that he believes the “Remain-Leave” debate was officially “over”.
In an interview, he told The Telegraph, “We’ve left. We are no longer a member of the EU. We’ve got a deal, we’ve got to make that deal work. There’s no case for rejoining the EU and I’ve been very clear about that.”
He added: “The Remain-Leave debate is over.”
The Labour leader also emphasised that what matters most is “what the future looks like not what divisions we might have had in the past.”