DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shifty Sir Keir would betray Brexit in a flash trends now

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shifty Sir Keir would betray Brexit in a flash trends now
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shifty Sir Keir would betray Brexit in a flash trends now

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shifty Sir Keir would betray Brexit in a flash trends now

Like some absurd lothario furtively fumbling with an old flame, Sir Keir Starmer has been well and truly caught with his pants down.

Ever since becoming Labour leader in the wake of Brexit, he has tried to convince Leave voters – the key to him winning the next election – that he is a reformed sinner.

He desperately wants them to forget that as an obsessive Remainer, he was so enraged by the public's decision to leave the EU that he fought tooth-and-nail to thwart it.

Now he's at pains to stress that he 'fully accepts' the 2016 referendum result, there is 'no case' for rejoining the bloc and, if prime minister, he would not join the single market or customs union. He only wants to improve Boris Johnson's deal, he insists.

But all snakes have forked tongues. While thousands of miles away in Canada, Sir Keir let slip the truth. Addressing a cosy love-in of the liberal-Left, he admitted he does not want Britain to 'diverge' from EU rules.

While thousands of miles away in Canada, Sir Keir Starmer (right; with Norway's PM Jonas Gahr) let slip the truth. Addressing a cosy love-in of the liberal-Left, he admitted he does not want Britain to 'diverge' from EU rules

While thousands of miles away in Canada, Sir Keir Starmer (right; with Norway's PM Jonas Gahr) let slip the truth. Addressing a cosy love-in of the liberal-Left, he admitted he does not want Britain to 'diverge' from EU rules

But isn't that the whole point of Brexit? For maximum prosperity, we need to be dynamic, nimble and free – not subserviently following suffocating diktats from a sclerotic, protectionist bloc.

It was deeply unedifying for shifty Sir Keir to whine that he had been misunderstood. Does he think we're stupid?

The Labour leader makes no bones about wanting migration deals with Brussels, plus a closer union in many areas.

With every fibre of his being, this North London lawyer yearns to finagle us back into his beloved EU's embrace. If he got a chance, he'd betray Brexit in a heartbeat.

Depressingly, Rishi Sunak – a staunch Leave advocate –

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