UK’s Labour says a Brexit trade deal is in national interest

Armistice Day in London
FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer arrives for a remembrance service on Armistice Day at Westminster abbey in London , Britain, November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

December 24, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would respond in full to the announcement of a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, but that it had long argued a deal was in the national interest.

“Since the election, the Labour Party has urged the government and the EU to secure a trade deal because that is in the national interest,” a Labour spokesman said in a statement.

“We will be setting out our formal response to the deal in due course.”

Labour leader Keir Starmer is expected to hold a news conference later on Thursday.

(Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper)