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Tony Blair had it easy. Keir Starmer is in a much deeper hole

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Boris Johnson may be prime minister, but over on BBC iPlayer there’s a Labour government. For five hour-long sessions, those fed up with life in a country now in its 12th consecutive year under a Tory leader can wallo...

Keir Starmer: universal credit cut is an attack on the poorest

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Boris Johnson has been accused by Keir Starmer of “turning on the poorest” as Britain eases out of the Covid crisis by scrapping the £20 universal credit uplift, which the Labour leader committed to replacing. Backing...

Merseyside Labour MPs outraged at Keir Starmer writing article for the Sun

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Keir Starmer has provoked outrage among Labour MPs representing Merseyside after he wrote an opinion piece for the Sun. The Labour leader used an article in the newspaper to try to turn focus back on the government by...

Keir Starmer criticises PM’s ‘whack-a-mole’ approach to staff shortages

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Keir Starmer has blamed the fuel crisis on Boris Johnson’s “whack-a-mole” approach to running the country, urging him to plan ahead or risk staff shortages in a string of other industries in the coming months. Ministe...

A make-or-break moment for Keir Starmer and his party

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After following events in Brighton over the first few days of the Labour party conference, my only response is to weep tears of frustration. I do not want a principled and engaged politician (Angela Rayner) chucking a...

Starmer speech praises dignity of parents of murdered Jane Clough

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John and Penny Clough fought to contain their emotions as Keir Starmer told the Labour party conference of their tireless campaigning after their daughter’s murder and credited them with teaching him “how to keep your...

Keir Starmer promises ‘serious plan for government’ in conference speech

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Keir Starmer has used a 90-minute conference speech to urge former Labour voters to return to the party, promising he will never “go into an election with a manifesto that is not a serious plan for government”. In his...

I resigned because Starmer has no hope of winning if he keeps breaking promises

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Earlier this week, I resigned from Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet, in which I was Labour’s employment rights and protections spokesperson. I am proud to have served, and the decision to resign was the most difficult on...

I went to work for Keir Starmer because he promised to unite the party. I regret it now

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Keir Starmer would not have been elected as Labour leader if he had suggested publicly or privately that he intended to re-establish weighted votes for MPs in leadership elections, taking power away from regular membe...

‘Done his duty’: Keir Starmer pleases supporters with rule changes

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Keir Starmer stunned even some close colleagues earlier this week when he abruptly announced plans to push through a radical overhaul of the way Labour elects its leaders at the party’s conference in Brighton. Leaders...

Keir Starmer accused of reneging on pledge to renationalise energy companies – live

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Diane Abbott says Labour leader had pledged during leadership campaign to back ‘common ownership’

Starmer faces wave of anger over Labour conference chaos

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Keir Starmer is battling to restore authority over the Labour party after a bruising defeat at the hands of unions and the left sparked a storm of criticism over his performance as leader. Ahead of a conference billed...

Starmer ditches key part of plan to change Labour leader selection rules

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Keir Starmer has abandoned one of the most controversial aspects of his plans to change how the party selects its leaders, but will seek to bring in changes to significantly toughen selection of leadership candidates....

The problem is bigger than Keir Starmer – Labour’s centrists have run out of ideas

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These ought to be good times for the British centre left. A divisive Tory government is running into trouble. The Labour left has been marginalised. The Liberal Democrats are still recovering from their disastrous dec...

Keir Starmer essay sets Labour on course for centre ground

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Keir Starmer has set Labour on a decisive course toward the centre ground in a 35-page statement of intent that emphasises the values of hard work, contributing to society and partnership with the private sector. Labo...

Why is Keir Starmer trying to rewrite Labour leadership rules?

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Keir Starmer is set to reignite a Labour party row over how it selects its leadership, seeking to rewrite the rules that led to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn. Here’s the lowdown on the changes. Starmer briefed his shadow...

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