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Keir Starmer’s “no deal” stance just compounds Labour’s Brexit confusion

Labour should commit to opposing Brexit if no agreement with the EU is reached

By Oliver Kamm  

Kier Starmer, Shadow Brexit Secretary. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Theresa May provoked justified derision this week when she repeatedly refused to answer an interviewer’s question on whether she would vote for Brexit if a referendum were held now. A serious opposition party would have discomforted her by pressing the question. Labour cannot do this, however, because the prime minister has the obvious retort available of asking Jeremy Corbyn the same question. The answer is obviously that he would, in defiance of the views of most Labour voters and particularly…

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