Keir Starmer , leader of the Labour Party, has expressed his stance on the possibility of Donald Trump winning the next US general election. Despite the various legal challenges and lawsuits facing the former president, Starmer acknowledged that if Trump were to return to the White House, he would have to work alongside him as the potential first Labour prime minister since 2010.
In an interview with the BBC’s Political Thinking podcast hosted by Nick Robinson, Starmer emphasized the necessity of making this situation work. He acknowledged that this did not imply total agreement on all matters but stressed the importance of fostering a functional relationship with world leaders.
Keir Starmer also revealed his sentiments about a Trump victory in 2024, noting that it was not his preferred outcome. This statement aligns with his previous comments on the matter during an interview with Politico’s Power Play podcast.
Asecond Trump presidency
Additionally, Starmer’s discussions about the possibility of a second Trump presidency with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting in Paris were reported earlier in the month. This aligns with recent efforts by senior figures within the Labour Party to engage with representatives from Joe Biden’s Democratic Party, as reported by the Financial Times. Notably, David Lammy, the shadow foreign secretary, and John Healey, the shadow defence secretary, were planning to travel to Washington for meetings with politicians and officials from both the Democratic and Republican parties.
During the interview with Robinson, Starmer candidly discussed the primary concern that occupies his thoughts. He admitted that the well-being of his children is his paramount worry. With a 15-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter, he emphasized the importance of safeguarding their privacy and not exposing them to public scrutiny. He expressed his desire to preserve a protective space for them, even as he navigates the challenges of his leadership role.