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Labour leadership guide: What do Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long Bailey stand for?

9 March 2020

Labour’s next leader and deputy leader will be announced next month but what do Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long Bailey stand for? On Brexit, Sir Keir has accepted the result but will scrutinise the Conservatives’ deal with the EU as much as possible. He will want a deal that protects the economy, jobs, workers and the environment. Senior Lecturer in British Politics, Dr Patrick Diamond said: “Although he was a strong advocate of a second referendum before the general election, it looks as if he will accept Brexit. But he will argue that the Government’s deal is flawed and problematic.”
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