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It’s time for Keir Starmer to talk about Brexit

The Labour leader’s reticence is understandable but he cannot avoid the issue for ever

By Jonathan Lis  

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Keir Starmer is on a roll. He has the highest ratings for any Leader of the Opposition since Tony Blair. He is the first opposition leader in 13 years to be the preferred candidate for prime minister. And for the first time since the week Boris Johnson became PM, an opinion poll has placed Labour level with the Conservatives. Just five months ago Johnson’s party enjoyed a lead of 24 points.

Starmer has repeatedly exposed the PM’s incompetence, dishonesty and caprice. At PMQs on…

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