Starmer, who came to power in April 2020 has often been likened to Tony Blair, Labour’s leader and Britain’s Prime Minister from 1997-2007, over his centrist policy positions.
UK Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, will on Saturday declare himself “pro-American” in an effort to close the party’s chapter once and for all on the Jeremy Corbyn era.
According to The Independent, in an event at The Fabian Society on Saturday January 16, Mr Starmer will brand himself “pro-American but anti-Trump” and will attempt to cast a post-Brexit Britain under his possible leadership as a “bridge between the US and the rest of Europe.”
Starmer’s comments come as part of a broader effort under his leadership to mark a decisive break from the tenure of his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, who had a look history of criticising American and broader Western foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East and Latin America. During his time as Labour leader, from September 2015-April 2020, Mr Corbyn was criticised over his views by a number of MPs within both the governing Conservative Party as well as Labour, with many questioning whether he could be entrusted to safeguard the UK’s so-called special relationship with the US.
Sir Keir Starmer will be attempting to erase such concerns just days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20th by declaring during his speech that he is “incredibly optimistic about the new relationship…