General Election 2017: Watch Labour’s Keir Starmer say he wants to “reset” Brexit negotiations on visit to St Albans

Sir Keir Starmer visited St Albans parlimentary hopeful Kerry Pollard at Open Door

Sir Keir Starmer visited St Albans parlimentary hopeful Kerry Pollard at Open Door - Credit: Archant

Labour’s Brexit spokesperson Sir Keir Starmer has said on a visit to St Albans he wants to “reset” the Brexit negotiations if Labour win tomorrow’s General Election.

Sir Keir Starmer visited St Albans parlimentary hopeful Kerry Pollard at Open Door

Sir Keir Starmer visited St Albans parlimentary hopeful Kerry Pollard at Open Door - Credit: Archant

The Labour MP for Holborn, and a former Director of Public Prosecutions, visited Vineyard food bank and Open Door shelter on Tuesday.

While touring Open Door, of which Labour candidate Kerry Pollard is a trustee, Sir Keir spoke to the Herts Advertiser about Brexit and preventing terror attacks.

Keir said: “I am absolutely confident that if Labour are elected on Thursday we will reset the negotiations.

“Our European allies are yearning for the UK to express solidarity, and that we want a new collaborative relationship with the EU.”


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Alongside him was Kerry Pollard, who was asked why he had promised St Albans a second referendum if Labour have not promised one.

Kerry said: “I believe it is right. Once elected we will be arguing we should put it back to the people.

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“The Liberal Democrats are claiming they are the only party to say this. All nine of them, are saying that.

“When we are in government, we should be taking it forward.

“Keir is our man and we could not be in better hands. But it is my personal belief we should ask the people again.”

Having last week seen yet another horrendous terrorist attack on British soil, Keir was asked what Labour would do to prevent further terrorist attacks.

He first and foremost expressed his sympathies for the victims of the several recent terror attacks, and said it was not the time to blame people.

He then said: “There are emerging questions about whether there was a resourcing problem, an intelligence problem, or an analysis problem.

“Our security and intelligence services work hard to keep us safe, and any incoming government would want to review the situation as soon as the election is out the way to see what more can be done.

“I do not think this is the time for blaming people, individuals, or groups, everybody is working as hard as they can.

“But three incidents in three months is a very serious situation and Labour want to review that.”

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