Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer: Labour is standing up for EU nationals’ rights

‘EU nationals should never be used as a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations and the government could and should have resolved this months ago,’ writes Keir Starmer.

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May will not let UK crash out of EU if MPs reject deal, Starmer says

Keir Starmer rejects government claim that MPs will only get ‘take it or leave it’ vote on Brexit deal

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Keir Starmer: Theresa May must commit to single market in her Brexit speech

Writing in The Observer, Keir Starmer argues that the Prime Minister must rule out a hard Brexit to do the right thing by British businesses and workers.

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Keir Starmer: MPs have the chance to right a major wrong and put victims at the heart of the justice system

The House of Commons has a real opportunity today to significantly improve the rights of victims in our criminal justice system.

For the first time, MPs will be able to vote for amendments to the police and crime bill that would go a long way to introducing a Victims’ Law.

The amendments would give legal teeth to the Victims’ Code, require proper training on victims’ rights, and provide for a “homicide review” for bereaved families where no one has been charged in relation to the offence or there has been an acquittal.

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May says she will reveal Brexit plan before triggering article 50

Theresa May bowed to pressure to publish Brexit plans before triggering Article 50.

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said the government must commit to publishing the plan for leaving the EU by January.

“The government have now agreed to publish that plan, and to do so before article 50 is invoked. Labour will hold the government to account on this. We will also push for a plan to be published no later than January 2017 so that the House of Commons, the devolved administrations, the Brexit select committee and the British people have a chance to scrutinise it.”

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Keir Starmer: UK should guarantee EU citizens' rights before talks begin

Shadow Brexit secretary says Theresa May should act immediately or risk souring tone of negotiations over leaving EU.

 

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Keir Starmer on ITV's Peston On Sunday

Keir Starmer appeared on ITV’s Peston on Sunday programme to call for Parliament to be given an opportunity to debate the terms of our leaving the European Union. Watch the interview here.

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Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer calls for government openness over Nissan 'deal'

Keir Starmer has welcomed the news that Nissan will continue to invest in the United Kingdom, particularly for those employed by them.

But the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU says the deal with Nissan needs to be accompanied by transparency and accountability, and has called on the Government to spell out their terms and strike a wider deal that gives certainty to businesses, workers and communities across the country.

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Keir Starmer: “I don’t think anybody should underestimate the risks of getting Brexit wrong”

Keir Starmer warns “I don’t think anybody should underestimate the risks of getting this wrong.” in an interview for The New Statesman.

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MP Keir Starmer: ‘Air pollution is a critical issue of our time’

In the Ham & High Keir Starmer writes about why improving air quality is one of his priorities as MP for Holborn & St. Pancras.

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