Budapest Post

Cum Deo pro Patria et Libertate
Budapest, Europe and world news

Keir Starmer vows post-Brexit ‘take back control bill’ if Labour wins UK election

Keir Starmer vows post-Brexit ‘take back control bill’ if Labour wins UK election

The Labour leader says his party must “embrace” the Brexit campaign’s message.
Britain’s Labour Party will bring forward a “take back control bill” to fulfil some of the promises of Brexit if it wins the next election, Keir Starmer has pledged.

The Labour leader said the “take back control” slogan, devised by the official Vote Leave camp during the 2016 referendum campaign, was “really powerful, it was like a Heineken phrase … it got into people’s heads.”

And Starmer, who campaigned to stay in the EU and once pushed for a second Brexit referendum, used his first speech of 2023 to promise to “embrace” the Brexiteer message pushed by ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Labour’s bill would devolve more powers to local communities, and comes after a recent constitutional report authored by former PM Gordon Brown committed the opposition party to shifting power away from Westminster and to abolishing the House of Lords, Britain’s unelected second legislative chamber.

A Labour spokesperson said the bill would see local governments given more power over “skills, employment support, transport, energy, housing, culture, childcare and funding settlements.”

Starmer has promised over the past year that Labour will “make Brexit work” if it wins the next election. 

He has ruled out any reversal of Brexit or the changes to the U.K.'s subsequent trade deal with the EU, while also vowing to pursue similar regulatory changes promised by the government for the financial services industry.

Touching on his previous support for staying in the EU, Starmer said he was “always making the argument that there was always something very important sitting behind that leave vote.”

“The control people want is control over their lives and their communities,” he said.

“So we will embrace the take back control message, but we’ll turn it from a slogan into a solution.”

Labour enters 2023 with a commanding polling lead over the Conservatives, after 12 months of Westminster psychodrama and the fall of two prime ministers.

A Conservative spokesperson said Starmer's speech was "another vacuous relaunch from Keir Starmer – his tenth bid to sell himself as Labour leader without a single solution to address the challenges we face.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak began his campaign yesterday to try and win back the electorate’s trust as he promised to cut inflation, improve NHS waiting times and reduce the number of people illegally crossing the English Channel from France in small boats.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Budapest Post
Close
0:00
0:00
Bill Gates is ‘very optimistic’ about the future: ‘Better to be born 20 years from now...than any time in the past’
China is opening up for foreign investors.
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
Germany confirms it will provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
China's first population drop in six decades
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
Hungary ready to sue EU over cuts to Erasmus funding
EU against democracy: Hungary's mail-in poll on Russia sanctions dismissed by Brussels
2023 - The Year of the Rabbit
Israelis rally in three cities against Netanyahu legal reforms
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
Japan prosecutors indict man for ex-PM Shinzo Abe murder
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
Dirty bomb fears as URANIUM is found in cargo at Heathrow
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
International medical experts speak out against COVID-19 restrictions on China
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
France has banned the online sale of paracetamol until February, citing ongoing supply issues
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
Saudi Arabia’s female ambassadors: Who are the five women representing the Kingdom?
Hong Kong property brokerages slash payrolls in choppy market
U.S. Moves to Seize Robinhood Shares, Silvergate Accounts Tied to FTX
Effect of EU sanctions on Moscow is ‘less than zero’ – Belgian MEP
Coinbase to Pay $100 Million in Settlement With New York Regulator
FTX assets worth $3.5bn held by Bahamas securities regulator
A Republican congressman-elect is under investigation in New York after he admitted he lied about his education and work experience.
Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82.
Hong Kong to scrap almost all its Covid rules
EU calls screening of travellers from China unjustified
Clashes erupt in central Paris after shooting at a Kurdish cultural center
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Addresses Joint Session of Congress - FULL SPEECH
Where is Rishi? Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's excuses about the UK's economic challenges just don't make sense
Former FTX CEO Bankman-Fried finally arrested in Bahamas after U.S. files charges
Corruption works: House Financial Services Chair Waters doesn't plan to subpoena her donor, Sam Bankman-Fried, to testify at hearing on FTX collapse
Ronaldo's new contract...
The EU has outsourced a big chunk of its migration policy to the private sector
Prince William's godmother resigns honorary royal role after exposing her/their racism
British PM Rishi Sunak pledges further action on strikes to 'protect lives'
×