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Quash talk of a Labour deal with SNP now, veteran election team urges Starmer

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Keir Starmer’s team is being urged to refute any Conservative claims that Labour will be propped up in government by the SNP after the next general election, by drawing up early and clear “red lines” against any deals...

Labour heavyweight Wes Streeting denies plan to succeed Starmer

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Labour rising star Wes Streeting has denied preparing a leadership bid to replace Keir Starmer after it emerged that the wealthy party donor Waheed Alli hosted a recent fundraising event for him and another MP at his ...

Keir Starmer must know he can’t appease the rabid right

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Owen Jones lays bare the tactical weaknesses in Keir Starmer’s Labour (Starmer gambled Labour’s fortunes on his integrity – no wonder he’s in deep trouble, 9 May). It doesn’t work to increasingly appease the right, be...

Beergate: Labour MPs wary of internal manoeuvring after Starmer pledge

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Labour MPs have expressed private frustration that Keir Starmer’s pledge to resign if he is fined by Durham constabulary for the Beergate investigation will lead to leadership jostling among ambitious shadow ministers...

Damned when you do: why Starmer can’t win with the Mail

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Feeling that you just can’t win when it comes to the Daily Mail presumably comes with the territory if you are Labour leader, but Keir Starmer could be forgiven for thinking his treatment is particularly unfair. “Star...

Starmer draws a line as he launches Beergate counteroffensive

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For Boris Johnson, the safe place was a fridge. A space to chill out and hide away from unfriendly members of the media – reporters who couldn’t be relied on to treat his every dishonesty with grotesque indulgence. Ke...

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...

Keir Starmer pledges to resign as Labour leader if fined for Covid breach

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Keir Starmer has pledged to resign as Labour leader if he is fined for breaching Covid rules by taking part in a gathering in Durham last year in which he and other party activists ate takeaway food and drank beer on ...

Leaked Beergate memo could clear Starmer, lawyer believes

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A barrister specialising in lockdown rules has said a leaked document showing Keir Starmer attended a prearranged meal in Durham during an election could be used to clear the Labour leader of allegations that he broke...

Labour denies leaked memo shows Starmer broke lockdown rules

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Labour has rejected claims that a leaked planning memo about Keir Starmer’s visit to Durham last year undermined his assertion he did not break lockdown rules. The Labour document, published by the Mail on Sunday, sho...

Keir Starmer faces police investigation over lockdown breach claims

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The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, is facing a formal investigation into claims he broke lockdown rules by having a beer and a takeaway meal with staff during election campaigning last year, after police said they had r...

We hoped for a Starmer surge; this is middling Miliband territory. Still, there’s hope

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A new dawn has broken, has it not. But the difference between 1997, when Tony Blair famously greeted victory with these words, and the rather more anticlimactic muddle of this year’s local elections, is that this isn’...

Defensive Starmer chokes at chance to own the curry

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At least no fridges were involved. On Tuesday, it had been Boris Johnson who got the Good Morning Britain treatment. A tough, no-bullshit interview with Susanna Reid that had found The Convict shorter than usual on co...

Keir Starmer accuses Tories of ‘mud-slinging’ over lockdown beer photo

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Keir Starmer has accused the Conservatives of “mud-slinging” over allegations he broke lockdown rules after a photograph emerged of him drinking a beer with staff in a constituency office last year. Asked if there had...

Tory failure to act has made Commons misogyny worse, says Keir Starmer

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A culture of misogyny and harassment in parliament has been worsened by the government’s repeated attempts to delay disciplinary action against misbehaving Tory MPs, Keir Starmer has argued, saying that “a fish rots f...

Keir Starmer hosts Israeli Labor party in charm offensive ahead of local elections

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Keir Starmer and senior shadow cabinet ministers have launched a charm offensive while hosting officials from Israel’s Labor party, including taking them door-knocking for the local elections in Barnet, north London. ...

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