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Keir Starmer tipped to U-turn on Brexit and campaign for rejoin in order to win election

Daily Express logo Daily Express 07/12/2022 Millie Cooke
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Sir Keir Starmer has been tipped to U-turn on Brexit next year to win a general election, according to a market expert's "outrageous prediction". The prediction was put forward by the same people who predicted the EU referendum which led to Brexit in 2016. Released every year, Saxo's Outrageous Predictions are a thought experiment created by financial experts to showcase potential events in 2023 that would send shockwaves through the financial markets.

The predictions focus on a series of unlikely but underappreciated events which, if they were to occur, would send shockwaves across the financial markets as well as political and popular cultures.

Jessica Amir, Market Strategist at investment platform Saxo, claims a failing Conservative government will be overthrown in 2023, which will lead to Labour U-turning and campaigning for a new EU referendum - with the UK subsequently voting to rejoin.

Ms Amir predicted that Mr Sunak will step down as Prime Minister and a new EU referendum will be held under a Labour government in 2023.

Explaining her prediction, Ms Amir said: "In 2023, Sunak-Hunt manage to take Tory popularity ratings to unheard-of lows as their brutal fiscal programme throws the UK into a crushing recession, with unemployment soaring and, ironically, deficits soaring too as tax revenues dry up.

Keir Starmer © Getty Keir Starmer

Ian Blackford fumed as he faced a jibe from his replacement during Prime Minister Question's today, a week after he was ousted from his position in the SNP.

Nicola Sturgeon faced a "personal humiliation" on Monday as rebel Nationalist MP Stephen Flynn was voted in as the party's new leader of the House of Commons to replace Mr Blackford.

"Public demonstrations break out, demanding that Sunak call snap elections because of the lack of a popular mandate.

"Amidst the economic ruin, polls even in England and Wales indicate second thoughts on the wisdom of Brexit.

"Many note that the overwhelming majority of the young generation were in favour of Remain in the first place, with over 80 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voting Remain, versus nearly two-thirds of those aged 65-plus voting to leave, many who have since passed away and very few of whom are still in the labour force.

"Sunak finally caves and calls an election, resigning to allow a new Tory profile to take charge of the battered party. Labour leader Keir Starmer, noting the popular support for a second Brexit referendum and the Lib Dems surging in the polls as they clamour for a new referendum, runs on a platform of non-alignment on the Brexit question but supports a second referendum to rejoin the EU along the lines of the David Cameron deal struck before the original 2016 referendum.

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Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen © Getty Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen Keir Starmer © Getty Keir Starmer

"A Labour government takes power in Q3, promising an UnBrexit referendum for November 1, 2023. The ReJoin vote wins."

Earlier this week, Sir Keir held firm on his position on the EU, stressing that the Labour party would not seek to rejoin the trade bloc.

The Labour leader said there is "no case" for returning to the EU or the single market.

He was later questioned on whether he could change his mind on the issue, to which he responded: "No, I don't think. We left and having left there is no case now for saying 'go back' and back into the single market and customs union".

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When asked by BBC Radio 4 whether membership of the single market would "boost economic growth", Sir Keir responded: "No at this stage I don't think it would and there's no case for going back to the EU or going back into the single market."

But responding to the Labour leader's recent comments on the issue, Ms Amir explained that "our Outrageous Predictions span all of 2023, and this is a long timeframe for politics, and events change very quickly."

She added: "Our Predictions are not meant to be seen as prophecies, but as provocative scenarios that could have big impacts on financial markets if they were to come true.

"That said, UK polls suggest that, as of late 2022, of the over 85 percent surveyed who expressed an opinion, three Britons now think it was wrong to leave, while every two surveyed stand by the decision to leave."

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