“Out of touch” Labour Shadow Chancellor tries to reheat the push for a Trade Deal Extension.


As the old saying goes “you know a person by their fruits” and truth of this can be seen with Keir Starmer’s choice for shadow cabinet. With the new Labour leader Keir Starmer being an ultra remainer, it wouldn’t surprise you to know that he has surrounded himself with similar minded people who still believe it’s justified to shut down a democratic vote from 2016. Not only is this mindset dangerous, but it’s also outright wrong to think they can use a political system to try and stop a democratic vote from being enacted while claiming it democratic to do so. 

Over the last few days, a political commentator Darren Grimes has called out the new labour cabinet as “out of touch”. This was after newly-appointed Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds warned against “that kind of chaotic exit that has always been a threat under this Conservative Government”.

Darren who took to Twitter, said: “Labour revert to type and start bleating on about a ‘chaotic’ Brexit – during an epidemic that has billions hiding indoors from a deadly virus – this alarmist rhetoric on the EU (again) will in my view, go down like a cup of sick. They’re so out of touch.” 

Darren’s comment came after Anneliese Dodds said: “I think it’s critical at this time we mustn’t see the current Government prioritising ideology over national interest, and we need to have coordination, not just with the EU actually, but also clearly with the IMF and with other countries across the world.”

“We desperately need to have that coordination, and very sadly we’ve seen in areas like provision of protective equipment, testing capacity, ventilators and so forth, what happens when there isn’t that coordination and when international systems aren’t necessarily working in the way that they should be working.’

“I think we’ve seen that ideological approach from Government towards the EU in particular, so I really hope that that changes because we don’t have the luxury currently I think to be indulging in a partisan approach to these matters.” 

The Shadow Chancellor said that new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer “was pivotal to the direction on Europe that the Labour Party took at the last general election and I believe it was the right position to take”. 

Ms Dodds added: “Now clearly we didn’t win the last general election, we have left the EU, but now I think many of the critical questions are going to be around how we ensure that we, particularly in a very difficult economic climate, how we can protect jobs especially at this time and not have that kind of chaotic exit that has always been a threat under this Conservative Government.”

“The last thing that many of our producers…. would want to see would be a kind of chaotic approach to trade coming at the end of the year after this very, very difficult period that we’re going through economically now.” 

This comes after Rishi Sunak stated that the UK had already left the EU and that we’re just sorting out the details on our exit. 

In summery Keir Starmer has morphed into the male version of Jo Swinson. To even want to try and overturn democracy through an extension is ludicrous. But I’d also go beyond that; you’ll have noticed that over the last few weeks since the coronavirus has nations in lockdown, the remain politicians, remain business leaders and even the EU have all tried to use this crisis as their opportunity to push for an extension. The only side an extension would benefit would be the EU as the UK would continue adhering to the EU’s rules and regulations. We would be paying a fortune for being a rule-taker and not a rule-maker. Question is why would any country want that?

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