Keir Starmer


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Talks about Britain’s exit from the EU began today. But after the costly election, the prime minister must make changes to get the best deal for Britain. A year after the EU referendum and 12 weeks after article 50 was triggered, formal negotiations over Britain’s exit from the EU opened
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Jun 19 2017 Brexit
We found 33 articles in which Keir Starmer said something. The most recent Keir Starmer’s quote is: “I would like to see the prime minister accept that her version of extreme Brexit has been rejected.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Keir Starmer 49 times. On this page, you will find all of Keir Starmer’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Jun 07 2017 - Human Rights

If we start throwing away our adherence to human rights in response to what has happened in the last three months, we are throwing away the values at the heart of the democracy, everything that we say we believe

May 02 2017

We need to be flexible, we need to be smart and we need to understand how negotiations

May 02 2017 - Brexit

This is...evidence that May's rigid and complacent approach to Brexit negotiations risks leading Britain over a cliff

Apr 25 2017 - Immigration

We accept that immigration rules are going to have to change when we leave the EU. But we don't accept that immigration should be the only overarching priority, the only red line. Nor do we believe that leaving the EU means that we have to sever all of our ties with Europe. We have a very different

Apr 25 2017 - Immigration

I am not prepared now for the Labour Party not to accept the result. The Labour party cannot spend all its time trying to rub out yesterday and not accept the result. We accept it, we respect it. We recognise that immigration rules will have to change as we exit the EU, but we do not believe that immigration should be the overarching priority. We do not believe that leaving the EU means severing our ties with Europe. We do not believe that Brexit means weakening workers' rights and environmental protections or slashing corporate tax

Apr 25 2017 - Immigration

NHS staff have been taken for granted for too long by the Conservatives. Cuts to pay and training mean hardworking staff are being forced from NHS professions and young people are being put off before they have even started. Now Brexit threatens the ability of health employers to recruit from

Apr 25 2017 - Immigration

Freedom of movement has to go and therefore it will have to change but we must have immigration that works for our communities and for our economy. And that means there has to be movement of people to come and work in this country. How that's managed will have to be resolved but the last thing we want is for our businesses to go

Apr 25 2017 - Immigration

Obviously if there were significant reforms that came out of these negotiations which addressed the concerns that led people to vote in the way they did last year, that's a whole new ball game, isn't it? But in the scenario we're facing, we're respecting the outcome of the

Apr 24 2017 - Brexit

A Labour approach to Brexit also means a new approach to how we treat EU nationals in the

Apr 24 2017 - Brexit

EU nationals do not just contribute to our society: they are our society. And they should not be used as bargaining

Apr 24 2017 - Single market

We will work with trade unions, businesses and stakeholders to ensure there is a consensus on this vital issue. A Labour approach to Brexit will ensure there can be no rolling back of key rights and protections. A Labour Government will set out a new Brexit strategy. We will scrap the Government's Brexit White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that reflect Labour values and our six tests. The White Paper will have a strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union as Labour know that is vital to protecting jobs and the

Apr 24 2017 - Article 50

And we will approach negotiations in a completely different way to a Tory Brexit: negotiating for the many, not the few. It is shameful that the Prime Minister rejected repeated attempts by Labour to resolve this before Article 50 was triggered. As a result three million EU nationals have suffered unnecessary uncertainty, as well as the 1.2 million UK citizens living in the

Apr 22 2017 - British elections 2017

Guy Verhofstadt asks, what is the purpose of this general election'? The answer is simple. The prime minister is attempting to crush all challenge to her hard Tory Brexit approach at home and to negotiate by threat and demand abroad. As Guy Verhofstadt rightly points out, far from helping negotiations with the EU, the prime minister's stance is eroding the chances of achieving the best deal for

Apr 15 2017

It is deeply concerning that the prime minister is now so isolated from our EU partners. I have emphasised in parliament on a number of occasions that the tone adopted so far by the government is unlikely to get the talks off to a good start. The prime minister should have spent the last nine months building alliances across Europe, not pandering to those in her cabinet and her party who want to sever all links with the EU and retreat from our closest allies and most important trading

Mar 30 2017

I ask the minister to look again at

Mar 29 2017 - Labour Party

It is a sad day because I campaigned to stay in the EU, but I and the Labour Party have accepted the result and therefore we are resolute to get the best deal for our country and to shape the future. So we're not looking back, we're looking forward but of course it's tinged with sadness, I wanted to stay in the

Mar 26 2017 - Immigration

Freedom of movement is an EU rule, therefore when we leave, those rules fall away and we have to decide what immigration rules and policy go in its place. What I'm arguing for in the speech is new rules that reflect both economic demands and those of the

Mar 26 2017 - Single market

All these tests are tests that at one stage or the other the government has said it is prepared to meet, and therefore it's impossible for them that they cannot be met, including the single market test – those are David Davis' words. They are tough tests, but we are talking about the future of the UK in the EU and the

Mar 21 2017

Under this view, not having a full collaborative and co-operative relationship with social Europe is a positive, not a

Mar 12 2017

You absolutely have to have a vote in parliament before this could

Mar 11 2017 - World Trade Organization

It is a reminder of the stark choices we face over Brexit and the huge risks of the PM failing to get a good deal. Labour is clear that no deal is the worst possible deal and would not be in the national interest. The PM should be fighting for a close, collaborative future relationship with the EU and rule out the danger of reverting to WTO terms, as this would be disastrous for British jobs and

Mar 04 2017

This just emphasises how isolated the prime minister is now on this. Whether you campaigned to remain or leave, there's a growing consensus – including now the House of Lords and the cross-party Brexit select committee – that EU nationals should not be used as bargaining chips. The prime minister needs to listen to this, and act

Mar 02 2017

It is a source of real frustration that so far the [Brexit] debate has been focused too much on parliament and process, and not enough on the principles and priorities that will shape the Brexit deal and our future relationship with the

Feb 02 2017

For months we've been calling for a plan ... now there's a White Paper too late in the day to ask meaningful questions ... That is completely

Jan 31 2017

Had the outcome been to remain, we would expect the result to have been honored, and that cuts both

Dec 07 2016 - Article 50

Labour have consistently said that we will not frustrate or delay the process of triggering Article 50. Therefore Labour will accept the government's

Dec 07 2016

The terms upon which we leave the EU will define us and our country for many

Dec 06 2016

Parliament and the public need to know the basic terms the government is seeking to achieve from Brexit. This issue is too important to be left mired in uncertainty any

Nov 07 2016

The government has approached its task in the wrong way and its approach is now unraveling, and I am afraid to say it's unraveling in a most ... ugly way. Only parliament can make and repeal

Oct 13 2016

I have stood here and accepted that there is a mandate for exit. There is no mandate for the terms. It has never been put to the country; it has not even been put to the Secretary of State's political party; and it has not been put to this House. Where is the mandate on the terms?feedback

Oct 12 2016

It's frankly astonishing that the government proposes to devise the negotiating terms of our exit from the EU, then to negotiate and then to reach a deal without a vote in this

Feb 03 2012

We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against both Mr Huhne and Ms Pryce for perverting the course of

Feb 03 2012

I am innocent of these charges and I intend to fight this in the courts and I am confident that a jury will agree. So as to avoid any distraction to either my official duties or my trial defence, I am standing down and resigning as Energy and Climate Change

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