Sir Keir Starmer has written for the Sunday Telegraph to urge the Government to “get on with Brexit” so that the country can focus on defeating coronavirus. Sky News’ Sophy Ridge grilled Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Louise Haigh over whether the party leader was calling for the Government to “compromise” over the two outstanding issues that are preventing a trade deal. However, the Labour MP appeared to dodge the question as many as three times in the interview. Ms Ridge asked: “Would Labour suppor the Government rolling over on fishing and state aid?”
Ms Haigh replied: “Keir Starmer has written to say Boris Johnson’s actions completely compromise progress towards securing a free trade deal with the EU.
“The issues are not insignificant, and they’re important to swathes of our economy, but they’re definitely not insurmountable.
“What’s baffling about the Government’s approach is that there was every prospect that those issues were going to reach agreement in the joint committee this week.”
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