Blog: Keir Starmer to back Rishi Sunak on a new Northern Ireland Brexit agreement – The Times

Labour will back Rishi Sunak if he agrees a Northern Ireland Brexit deal with the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer will pledge today, as both sides move closer towards a settlement.

In a speech in Belfast, Starmer will say that an agreement to reform the Northern Ireland protocol is in the national interest. The move is designed to give “cover” to Sunak even if any deal is opposed by Tory Brexiteers and the Democratic Unionist Party.

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Starmer will “say to the prime minister, ‘If there is a deal to do in the coming weeks, do it.’ Whatever political cover you need, whatever mechanism in Westminster you require, if it delivers for our national

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