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Keir Starmer’s Brexit wish

As Boris Johnson celebrates his Brexit deal in the Commons chamber, it’s Sir Keir Starmer who has had the more difficult task today in responding to the Prime Minister. As Tory Brexiteers line up to praise Johnson’s work – with Bill Cash comparing him to Pericles and Alexander the Great – the Labour leader had to use his turn at the despatch box to explain why his party was (a) backing the deal (b) critical of the deal regardless.

Giving his reasons for instructing his party to back the...

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