A sharp split has developed between the two principal architects of Labour’s Brexit policy, as Keir Starmer and John McDonnell conveyed a sharply different stance on how their strategy influenced the party’s performance in December’s general elections.
The shadow Brexit secretary, Starmer, stated in a separate interview that their policy was correct, and it was not the only reason the party faced its most exceedingly terrible election loss since 1935.
The shadow chancellor, McDonnell, who is said to have persuaded Jeremy Corbyn to uphold a second referendum, stated in an interview that the party had been gripped in a vice attempting to please voters and members. The Tories had an underlying message that was “unchallengeable,” he recommended.
McDonnell’s mediation is the first occasion when he has given such a frank evaluation of the policy he helped devise and how it might have at last hit Labour at the polling booth. He added the party should now leave the issue for a generation and acknowledge that Brexit was going on.
He included, “The truth currently is Brexit will occur. Would we be able to get a Brexit that, in any event, ensures occupations and the economy? Also, would we be able to build up another relationship with Europe?” The Guardian reported.
McDonnell will sit at the backbenches while a new Labour head is elected. One of his first duty will be to set up relationships with socialist parties in the EU. And, see how they concede to a policy program for the fate of left in Europe without Britain in the EU.
On Sunday, Starmer confidently supported the policy he helped negotiate and stated that he would have proceeded further and accelerated the initiative to tell members which side they should campaign. He added going into polls saying Labour would attempt to get another deal was the right exercise because Boris Johnson’s plan “would be damaging for our nation.”
Other members from the shadow cabinet have stated since the polls defeat that they more than once cautioned the party not to back another referendum on Brexit and to incline more toward their leave-backing voters.
Article Credit: The Guardian
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