London, Thanasis Gavos

A British government under the Labor Party and him as Prime Minister will pursue to build a closer trade relationship with the EUSir said in an interview with the Financial Times Keir Starmer.

After a week of trips to Europe and Canada to meet European officials and other centre-left leaders, Mr Starmer once again criticized the Trade and Partnership Agreement with Brussels signed by Boris Johnson when the details of Brexit were finalised. .

Noting that he sees 2025, when this deal should be reassessed, as an “important moment”, the Labor leader said: “Almost everybody recognizes that the deal that Johnson made is not a good deal, it’s too weak. As we get to 2025 we will try to get a much better deal for the UK.”

The next elections in the country will be held no later than January 2025with Labor currently holding a lead of around 20 percentage points over Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives in the polls.

Although Sir Keir made it clear once again that he is not seeking the UK’s re-entry into the single market or customs union, he noted: “I really think we can have a closer trade relationship. This is subject to further talks. We have to achieve it. This is not a matter of reintegration. But I refuse to accept that we cannot achieve (such a deal). I think of those future generations when I say that.”