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Sir Keir Starmer would “severely damage” Britain’s “most important relationship” if he became prime minister, one expert said.

Professor Azeem Ibrahim, a former campaign adviser to Biden, said Sir Keir’s earlier vocal opposition to Donald Trump could “deeply damage” Britain’s relations with the US.

Professor Ibrahim, who published a lengthy report on Keir Starmer’s foreign policy earlier this month, told “In terms of post-Brexit Britain, the world will be divided into big camps, and those camps will be big camps US, China and maybe India.

“Europe will become less significant.

“After Brexit, Britain, our interests are much more aligned with the United States.

“And Starmer has in the past been very critical of Donald Trump, and rightly so, but he hasn’t shown that he’s ever going to be able to work with a Republican president.

“Republicans in the US have changed quite drastically and Starmer’s criticism of Trump and the Republican position is well spoken.

“It’s very likely that there will be a Republican president in the next election and if you look at the leading candidates, they have a lot of elements of Trumpism in them.

“So I think Starmer really needs to signal that he can and is willing to work with Republicans if they gain control, otherwise our most important post-Brexit relationship could be badly damaged.”

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