Keir Starmer hits out at William – Duke 'could have gone further' with slavery comments

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Keir Starmer hits out at William – Duke 'could have gone further' with slavery comments

The Labour leader waded into the controversial row as he suggested the Duke of Cambridge's comments on the matter were not enough.Amid demands in J

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The Labour leader waded into the controversial row as he suggested the Duke of Cambridge’s comments on the matter were not enough.

Amid demands in Jamaica for reparations to be paid for the slave trade and for an official apology, William denounced slavery as “abhorrent” and said “it should never have happened”.

Sir Keir said the Price “could have gone further” on the matter as he spoke out on the tour this morning.

“William and Kate went on an important trip with important messages, including messages about the changing nature of the Commonwealth going forwards, and that is difficult,” he said.

He added that he believed William “may go further in the future” on speaking out about Britain’s colonial past.

Sir Keir also criticised the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for riding in the back of the same Land Rover that the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had used during their royal tour 60 years ago.

The Labour leader described the decision as a “bit odd” saying that it “harked of the past”.

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