The Labour chief this week unveiled plans to deal with the small boats disaster together with a possible settlement with Brussels.
Such a deal might contain the UK taking a quota of asylum seekers who arrive within the bloc in alternate for the flexibility to return individuals who cross the Channel.
Professor Anand Menon, director of the UK in a Altering Europe assume tank, mentioned it’s “inconceivable” the EU would “simply agree to assist us” and would “demand one thing in return”.
He instructed Andrew Marr on LBC: “I do not know what kind of quota it would contain, however sure, I feel for those who negotiate with the EU on something whether or not its commerce or immigration you can find that they may demand one thing in return for any concessions.
“So I feel it’s inconceivable that they may simply agree to assist us notably whenever you take a look at the figures as a result of per capita final yr international locations like France and Germany have been getting extra asylum seekers in than we’re.
“So they do not really feel any explicit sympathy for us and I feel as they all the time do will play hardball in any negotiation.”
It comes as an EU diplomat scoffed at Sir Keir’s plan for a bespoke return cope with the 27-nation bloc, which is coping with its personal inner rows over migration.
They instructed The Occasions: “The EU’s asylum system is damaged, inner negotiations have now dragged on for greater than seven years with out an finish in sight.
“There’s completely no query of serving to the UK till we’ve put our personal home so as.
“Starmer is deluded if he thinks that European governments, who’re underneath far more strain on asylum and migration than Britain, are going to come back to his rescue.”
In the meantime, the Tories have seized upon the suggestion the Labour chief might settle for a migrant quota from Brussels.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak claimed the proposals might end in 100,000 EU migrants coming to the UK yearly.
And Residence Secretary Suella Braverman mentioned the Labour chief would let the UK turn out to be a “dumping floor” for Europe’s migrants.
However shadow house secretary Yvette Cooper this morning mentioned the Conservatives have been “speaking rubbish” about Labour’s strategy.
She instructed LBC: “Sadly that is simply Rishi Sunak making issues up as a result of his plan is not working to deal with the Tory boats chaos.”
Ms Cooper added that formally becoming a member of the EU quota scheme wouldn’t be a part of the plan as a result of the UK just isn’t a member state.