Starmer Tells Davis: ‘Let Me Take Over Brexit Negotiations’
Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer (pictured above) has called on David Davis to stand aside and to allow himself and the Labour team to ‘take over’ the Brexit negotiations. Mr. Starmer told the Labour Conference in Brighton yesterday that his party were the only ‘adults in the room’ capable of breaking the deadlock in the negotiations and that the only answer to the current impasse was for Davis to stand aside and allow Labour to take over future discussions.
Speaking at the Labour party conference in Brighton, Sir Keir said: “Labour are now the grown-ups in the room. We stand ready to take charge of these negotiations, not acting for narrow political gains but in the national interest.
“No rash ideological headline preventing a sensible deal, no fantastical blue-sky proposals: a pragmatic approach.”
“About their dogmatic disregard of the national interest, about their sheer sense of entitlement, about their post-imperial delusions.”
The Labour politician repeatedly took a dig at the Tory party during his 20 minutes speech in Brighton.
The comments come as Brexit secretary David Davis resumes talks in Brussels with EU negotiator Michel Barnier today.
The meeting will give the European delegation the opportunity to respond to Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Florence speech in which she offered to continue paying into the EU budget for a two-year transition period after the UK leaves in 2019.
Mr Davis is expected to stay overnight in Brussels to ensure progress is made towards a discussion on a future trade deal.
Additional reporting by Express.co.uk
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor at Kipper Central.