Keir Starmer speaks at the House of Commons in London. AFP
We saw a preview of the election campaign between Keshi Sumer and Rishir Starnak this week. One of them gave a speech declaring: “It’s time for change.” The other replied to it by giving a speech the day before warning: “Beware politicians promising easy change – only I offer real and lasting change.” We have been used in recent years to politics
So now we know. Brexit is proving even worse for the UK economy than the official forecast of a 4 per cent hit to GDP over 15 years. It’s already reached 5.5 per cent, according to a study by the Centre for European Reform (CER) think tank. Significantly, a disappearing Covid effect no longer masks the damage of leaving the EU
The chickens are coming home to roost for Keir Starmer (or maybe the turkeys; it is the week after Christmas, after all). A poll published in the Independent this week found that 30 per cent of Leave voters wish for smoother relations with the EU, compared to a mere 13 per cent who want to maintain some distance with our much bigger neighbour.
If there is one thing less popular than Brexit at the moment, it’s the idea of re-running the Brexit trauma of the last six years — but this time in reverse. Hence, I think, Keir Starmer’s peculiar position on the subject, which he has reiterated, greatly to the disappointment of rejoiners everywhere. He could not have been clearer: “There is no case
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