Top 45 Keir Starmer Quotes

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In the absence of honesty from the Conservative party leadership, it is Labour’s duty to spell out the very real consequences of a no-deal Brexit. It is also our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent it.
Keir Starmer
If you go into a police station and report a burglary the first question is not: ‘Are you telling the truth?’ If you are the victim of a sexual offence, very often in the past that has been the first question.
Keir Starmer
Brexit is so important, it would have been neglect of duty to simply sit it out.
Keir Starmer
By remaining inside a customs union and the single market in a transitional phase we would be certain that goods and services could continue to flow between the E.U. and the U.K. without tariffs, customs checks or additional red tape.
Keir Starmer
I was a human rights lawyer for 20 years, I believed those values of dignity, equality and non-discrimination were a given. believed the only question in my lifetime would be – how much further do we extend those values? I did not think in my lifetime we’d actually be having an argument about those values.
Keir Starmer
There is nothing quite like working on a counter-terrorism case in real time.
Keir Starmer
There is a world of difference between not disclosing fine detail and relying on broad and generalised assertions. The first may be understandable; the second is not acceptable.
Keir Starmer
My parents didn’t have the opportunities they would have liked, but they didn’t complain about that because they thought they were part of a society where the next generation would have those opportunities.
Keir Starmer
We need a transitional Brexit deal that provides maximum certainty and stability. Labour will deliver it.
Keir Starmer
As we exit the E.U., there must be a new approach to immigration that has the consent of the British people and is managed in their interests.
Keir Starmer
There are potentially many offences that journalists could commit in the course of their business. It would be very unhealthy if you had a situation where a journalist felt that they needed to go to their lawyer before they pursued any lead or asked any question.
Keir Starmer
I believe Britain’s response to Brexit must be based on core progressive values: internationalism, cooperation, social justice and the rule of law.
Keir Starmer
We cannot allow Brexit to be driven by narrow and divisive Tory ideology.
Keir Starmer
To state that lethal force should not be used without a proper legal justification is to state the obvious.
Keir Starmer
No border controls anywhere in the world are able to prevent determined criminals from crossing borders.
Keir Starmer
It’s really important we make the case that this is not the country of Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson. That intolerance and hatred and division is not representative of our country.
Keir Starmer
Theresa May’s decision to call an unnecessary general election after Article 50 was triggered was deeply irresponsible.
Keir Starmer
I’m well aware of different views across my own party and across Parliament on pretty well all Brexit issues.
Keir Starmer
We have to make the argument that the only economically sound place to be is within Europe – we have to remember, it’s history again, that there are reasons we bound ourselves together as a set of European nations and it all came out of the second world war.
Keir Starmer
If the vote that is progressive is split then all that does is open up the path for the Brexit party and allow it to pretend it represents the majority view in this country.
Keir Starmer
For some people, work is the only safe haven from abuse. So all employers in businesses big and small, whether in the public or private sector, should be encouraged to create safe spaces at work where staff suffering domestic abuse can talk to an appropriately qualified person who can provide advice and offer support.
Keir Starmer
The Chilcot report is damning. It exposes a litany of failures over a long period, including reliance on flawed intelligence assessments, lack of planning and insufficient foresight of obvious consequences. But the report also exposes a chilling lack of rigour and a political culture of deference.
Keir Starmer
The E.U. has data systems that enable police and border guards to work together in real time to intercept wanted persons; and the European arrest warrant ensures their speedy return.
Keir Starmer
The framework for everything I’ve done has been human rights. That is about protecting the vulnerable and giving people access to courts where they wouldn’t otherwise have access to courts.
Keir Starmer
Our five-year-old son thinks I ought to work in the local bookshop, and I can see the appeal of that.
Keir Starmer
Britain needs a good Brexit deal to safeguard jobs, security and trade and to build a new partnership with the E.U. Achieving this will be fiendishly difficult.
Keir Starmer
Ensuring we have the best possible Brexit deal will take time, effort and huge diplomatic skill.
Keir Starmer