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Starmer gambled Labour’s fortunes on his integrity – no wonder he’s in deep trouble

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For Keir Starmer’s team, Beergate has proven to be a bonfire of delusions. It may well be that Durham police, which took no action over Dominic Cummings’ eye-testing sojourn to Barnard Castle, absolves the Labour lead...

The Guardian view on Scotland’s May elections: Labour’s electoral gamble

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Scottish voters will cast their votes on Thursday in 32 local election races. But it’s possible that no party will win majority control of a mainland council. This is partly by design. These elections use the single-t...

The Guardian view on Labour’s non-dom plan: end this unjust tax perk

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Rachel Reeves, Labour’s shadow chancellor, took a small step in the right direction by promising to get rid of non-domiciled tax status. This announcement – ahead of local elections – had three prongs. First, it helps...

Labour’s contradictory policies on trans and women’s rights must be addressed

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For Ruth Serwotka, the lowest point came on 13 February 2020. She was making coffee when Lisa Nandy, then a candidate for the Labour leadership, was asked on the radio about Woman’s Place UK, the grassroots campaignin...

The Tories ignored Labour’s warnings on Russia – then came the invasion

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President Putin’s merciless invasion of Ukraine gravely violates international law and UN conventions. Ukrainians are showing massive bravery but Russia has such crushing firepower and utter ruthlessness that we can e...

Starmer has restored Labour’s strength on national security, says former aide

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Keir Starmer has been forced to restore Labour’s credentials as a pro-national security and patriotic party, his former director of communications has said, amid criticism that Jeremy Corbyn was too soft on Russia in ...

Under my leadership, Labour’s commitment to Nato is unshakable

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Of all the great achievements of the 1945 Labour government, one stands out on the world stage. The NHS may have the greatest impact on our daily lives, but it is the creation of Nato that ushered in what is now appro...

Labour’s Newcastle city council leader deselected ahead of local elections

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Newcastle city council’s leader, Nick Forbes, a close ally of Labour leader Keir Starmer who sits in the shadow cabinet, has been deselected from standing in May’s local elections, putting his political future in jeop...

Labour’s Bridget Phillipson: ‘Life should not come down to luck’

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When we meet in the chill of Westminster Hall, Bridget Phillipson is fresh from a morning round of media interviews about Sue Gray’s much anticipated report and “partygate”. A rowdy session of prime minister’s questio...

Better sick pay, testing and ventilation: Labour’s Covid plan to keep UK open

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Labour will today announce ambitious plans to create a country that can “live well with Covid” without the need for future harsh restrictions, as it seeks to prevent Boris Johnson claiming credit for his record on the...

Labour’s David Lammy apologises for nominating Jeremy Corbyn to be leader

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David Lammy has apologised for nominating Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour leader in 2015 and said he is “staggered” that some individuals with deeply antisemitic views remain in the Labour party. Speaking at this year’s Li...

Labour’s Rachel Reeves: ‘We are in the strongest position maybe in 10 years’

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There has not been much in the last decade that has given Rachel Reeves cause for optimism. Serious and careful, she has been one of Labour’s most candid critics in discussing how far the party has to go to win back t...

Starmer has scotched Labour’s negatives, now bring on the positives

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It’s not quite hallelujah time, but the year ends with plentiful reasons for Labour people to be cheerful. Their Christmas cards arrive with scrawled messages of political optimism for 2022, and that’s new. These wild...

The Guardian view on Labour’s reshuffle: attacking from the centre ground

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In May, Sir Keir Starmer attempted to reshuffle his shadow cabinet following the disastrous byelection defeat in Hartlepool. It was a chaotically botched job, resulting in a damaging standoff with his deputy, Angela R...

Boris Johnson’s ‘high wage’ agenda is taking the wind out of Labour’s sails

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There’s nothing original about saying Britain needs a new economic model. Nor that poverty wages should be a thing of the past. Or even that business needs to stop relying on cheap imported labour and invest more in s...

Starmer’s bonfire of promises is likely to see Labour’s electoral chances crash and burn

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Maybe it was all a dream. Five years ago, I remember squeezing into my seat in Labour’s packed Liverpool conference venue to hear the news that Jeremy Corbyn had been re-elected as leader, seeing off Owen Smith’s chal...

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