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Sir Keir Starmer is clearly a unionist, so why not say so?

Malachi O'Doherty


As Labour doesn’t stand in NI elections, he has no votes to lose

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Views: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer

Views: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer

Views: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer

So, Sir Keir Starmer is a unionist. He determinedly avoided using that word, but he committed himself to the integrity of the United Kingdom.

Not every Labour leader thought the same way. Back in 1971, Harold Wilson framed the idea that Britain should announce an intention to withdraw from Northern Ireland and make way for Irish unity within 15 years.


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