Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer was rattled when he was asked a simple question by the British National Party on European Election Day 2019.
The BNP came across Mr Starmer in Camden, London.
Keir Starmer is a Remainer
Notice the defensive ‘crossing of the arms’ in the following video. When Keir Starmer (a Remainer) crossed his arms, it indicated that he didn’t want to listen to any differing opinions. Is this why Theresa May’s talks with the Labour Party ended in failure? By crossing his arms, he was also showing that he was feeling insecure and vulnerable.
The Bank of England has confirmed that working class people have suffered a fall in their incomes because of EU workers in the UK.
Turkey’s Erdogan orders re-run of Istanbul election
Since the BNP are the original Brexiteers, it was appropriate to ask whether a second EU referendum would be similar to Turkish President Erdogan’s decision to re-run Istanbul’s mayoral election, which returned a narrow win for the opposition to the ruling AK Party.
Caught on camera, Keir Starmer said sheepishly that Labour’s plan for a second EU referendum is not the same as Erdogan’s proposal to re-run Istanbul’s mayoral elections. I disagree because Starmer has confirmed that Labour’s Brexit stance is either a deal to leave the EU or to remain in the EU.
Labour’s plan boils down to Leave or Remain — the same choice given to voters in the EU Referendum 2016. Labour’s proposal would be different if the options on the ballot paper were Deal or No Deal.
The Turkish President said a re-run of the Istanbul election would represent “an important step to strengthen [Turkish] democracy”.
However, a political opponent of Erdogan wrote that overruling the will of the people is “plain dictatorship”. He also added such a move is “neither democratic nor legitimate”.
Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the decision is “incomprehensible to us”.
The French Government also said the Turkish authorities needed to show “respect for democratic principles”.
So, the decision to re-run Istanbul’s election — because the losing side didn’t like the result — has attracted widespread condemnation.
Labour’s plan for Brexit
The Labour Party wants to have a second referendum vote on the EU.
Therefore, the second referendum that Labour wants is essentially a re-run of the EU Referendum in 2016 (Leave or Remain). The losers want to re-run the vote, just like the losers in Istanbul’s Mayoral Elections.
The principle is the same – no respect for democracy!