Brexit scepticism has erupted after one prominent Brexiteer warned Sir Keir Starmer that he could be a “problem” while the European Union waits for the UK to be governed by the Labour Party.
Boris Johnson won a huge 80-seat majority for his Conservative Party in the 2019 election, and a little more than a year later, he struck the deal that saw Britain officially leave the EU on January 1, 2021.
Sir Keir, who voted Remain and campaigned for a second referendum on EU membership, was deafeningly silent on Brexit for months before finally admitting that the process cannot be reversed.
However, the Conservatives have now fallen behind Labour in the polls, raising fears that Sir Keir’s party will win a landslide victory in the next general election.
Sir Keir, according to one prominent Brexiteer, could reintroduce Britain into the EU Single Market if he becomes Prime Minister.
Former MEP Ben Habib said: “I think Rishi Sunak would like to cave to the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol, but I don’t think he will ultimately do that because it would cause utter political havoc.
“I don’t think the EU is in any hurry to do a deal with him because he is leading a lame duck Government. They know Keir Starmer would be far more sympathetic to them than the Tories would ever be.
“The EU are kicking this can down the road until the UK is ruled by a Labour Government, which almost looks to be a complete certainty.
“Keir Starmer, given half a chance, would take us back into the EU Single Market. He campaigned against Brexit and wanted a second referendum. I think he’s a problem.”