SIR Keir Starmer yesterday unveiled a barmy Brexit plan that would hand key powers back to Brussels.
The Labour leader insisted he is ready to “make Brexit work”.
But critics say his five-point blueprint would leave Britain chained to Euro judges, undermine our ability to strike new trade deals and keep the EU’s veto on Northern Ireland taxes.
Sir Keir is desperate to convince voters that Labour is not a party of Remoaners who would lead Britain back into the EU’s single market.
At the pro-Remain Irish embassy in London last night, he insisted to a think tank: “With Labour, Britain will not go back into the EU. We will not be joining the single market. We will not be joining a customs union.”
But he spoke only after senior party MPs admitted they were plotting an EU return.
Showing his hand, he said he would “sort out” the Northern Ireland Protocol by sticking to EU rules on food and livestock exports in a new veterinary deal.
And he called for a new Europe security pact, effectively handing over vital terror and security data with nothing in return.
Tories slammed the move.
A source close to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said: “This half-baked plan shows Labour still have no clue on Brexit.”
Lord David Frost, the former Brexit Secretary, said: “Why would the EU make concessions to a party that instinctively adopts EU positions?”
MP Brendan Clarke-Smith said: “Sir Keir Starmer has already demonstrated that he will tell people what he thinks they want to hear, rather than what he actually believes himself. Labour can’t be trusted on Brexit.”
Fellow Tory Scott Benton added: “Sir Keir’s sudden conversion to Brexit fools nobody. He voted 48 times to stop Brexit in Parliament.”
Boris Johnson is planning to rip up parts of the Brexit deal to stop red -tape checks hampering trade between Northern Ireland and Britain.
Sir Keir’s comments sparked Labour fury.
The party’s Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I believe our city and our country’s future is best served being members of the single market.”
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