- Keir Starmer’s Warning of “Axis of Instability”
- Focus on Border Protection as an “Urgent Security Concern”
- Labour’s Stance on EU Migrants and Returns Agreement
The leader of the Labour Party is expected to identify people smuggling, terrorism, climate change, and the erosion of democracy as the four greatest threats confronting Western nations.
He may also call border security a “urgent security concern.”
Sir Keir is in Montreal for a summit of “progressive” politicians, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Norwegian Prime Minister Gahr Store, and former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
This is the specific challenge we face, which is why I’m outlining how we will collaborate with international partners to dismantle these gangs, restore order to our frontiers, and take a pragmatic approach – ditch the gimmicks and the rhetoric and find a solution.
Sir Keir is accompanied at the summit by shadow foreign secretary David Lammy, the latest in a series of appearances he is making on the international stage.
It also precedes an anticipated meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron next week in Paris.
Nick Thomas-Symonds, shadow minister for the Cabinet Office, stated that the goal was to secure a returns agreement to establish “management and control of the system” while accusing the Conservatives of “losing control of our borders.”
The EU is presently working on a new return agreement that would require each member state to accept a minimum annual quota of 30,000 migrants or pay €20,000 (£17,200) for each individual they reject.