September 4, 2019 / 6:36 AM / 2 months ago

We don't trust Johnson on Oct. 15 election date - Keir Starmer

Labour Party's Shadow Secretary of State for Brexit Keir Starmer speaks to the media as he leaves the BBC Headquarters after appearing on The Andrew Marr show in London, Britain, September 1, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party does not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to hold an election on Oct. 15, before the country is due to leave the European Union, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Wednesday.

Labour wants a no-deal Brexit to be taken off the table before it backs a snap poll.

“When he (Johnson) says the 15th of October, I can tell you across all the opposition parties and some Tory MPs, they do not trust him,” Starmer told BBC Radio.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by William Schomberg

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