Keir Starmer facing pressure to end silence on Tory Brexit failures

The Labour leader is being urged to hold Boris Johnson to account for the damage being caused by his flawed trade deal with the EU

Labour leader Keir Starmer is coming under growing pressure from senior party figures and activists to hold Boris Johnson to account over the disastrous effects of his Brexit deal on many UK businesses.

After more than six weeks of virtual radio silence on Brexit, the Labour leader has yet to make a sustained challenge of any sort to the prime minister on the issue. This is despite hauliers reporting massive falls in trade volumes to the EU and half of 470 UK exporters telling the British Chambers of Commerce in a survey that they are facing real problems.

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