Keir Starmer clashed with Corbyn on Brexit to brink of resignation

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Shadow Brexit secretary said to have shown outrage at ‘ambush’ with customs union paper earlier this year

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, was pushed to the brink of resignation early this year after Jeremy Corbyn and his allies tried to kick his customs union plan into the long grass, the Guardian can reveal.

Labour’s Brexit policy has evolved over the past 18 months through a series of painstaking negotiations between key players at the top of the party, the most fraught of which came at a stormy meeting of the “Brexit subcommittee” early this year.

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