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Keir Starmer wants better Brexit trade deal – POLITICO

This means the continued roll-out of the Windsor Agreement, which paved the way for the construction and staffing of proper border control posts at Northern Ireland’s ports, more than two years after the date originally agreed.

“We must get down to implementing the important changes that are needed within the framework of existing agreements,” he said. “We will not be able to improve our relations if we do not demonstrate our commitment to the agreements already in force.”

Starmer, accompanied by new Northern Ireland Secretary Hilary Benn and his chief of staff Sue Gray, a former permanent secretary for finance at Stormont, received universal praise from across the political spectrum – a rare feat in Belfast.

Gavin Robinson, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, said he was encouraged by Downing Street’s newfound control over Northern Ireland and Starmer’s stated commitment to its union with Britain. Robinson added that he personally liked Starmer.

Night and day

“Keir Starmer is a unionist. Keir Starmer is someone who has indicated that a border referendum is not on the agenda,” Robinson said, referring to Sinn Féin’s hopes for a referendum on uniting Ireland into a single island state.

Irish nationalists could not hide their relief at seeing Labour, the party that signed the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland under Tony Blair a quarter of a century ago, return to power.

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