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Will Starmer's Britain return to the EU?

7 July, 2024 Sunday
19:32

What is really nice about British politics is that, regardless of the change in political parties, London's geopolitical orientation and anti-Russian stance will remain unchanged

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The future Prime Minister, Keir Starmer, has not only declared his unwavering support for Ukraine in the event of his victory, but he personally knows all the consequences of Putin's criminal policy - as a lawyer, he directly participated in the trial of former FSB agent Litvinenko on the side of the prosecution. And now, as prime minister, Starmer will have a great opportunity to work to reduce Russian influence in the world.

But the irony is that the stunning defeat of the British Conservatives was the result of an irresponsible foreign policy. Not in relation to Russia, but to Europe.

The Conservatives were caught up in the aftermath of Brexit, which led to a decline in trade, less investment, and ultimately a record drop in British living standards.

For the first time in recent decades, their well-being has not only stagnated but decreased, a rather rare phenomenon for the developed West.

It's too early to say that Britain will fully rejoin the EU under Starmer, but it's certain that relations between London and Brussels will improve significantly. And this is actually a very good thing, especially as Europe will need a new security policy after Trump's possible return, with the participation of countries that are well aware of the main threats to the civilised world.

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About the author. Serhiy Taran, political scientist

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