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Keir Starmer

Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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Keir Starmer: Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras
Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and former lawyer who has served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. Ideologically, Starmer identifies as a socialist and has been described as being on the soft left within the Labour Party.

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'Give Jeremy back the whip', McDonnell urges Starmer [Video]

'Give Jeremy back the whip', McDonnell urges Starmer

Former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has urged Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer to restore the party whip to Jeremy Corbyn, saying his predecessor could be "one of his best campaigners". The Labour..

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Keir Starmer outlines his vision for a Labour government [Video]

Keir Starmer outlines his vision for a Labour government

Sir Keir Starmer says he would increase minimum wage and sick pay, and ensure stronger workers' rights under a Labour government. The opposition leader also promises a ban on the so-called zero hour..

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Labour outline 'principles' of alternative social care plan [Video]

Labour outline 'principles' of alternative social care plan

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer outlines the "principles" of his alternative social care plan, saying Johnson's levy "hammers" working people. He says care must be provided at home, be aimed at being..

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Starmer labels government's social care plan a 'mess' [Video]

Starmer labels government's social care plan a 'mess'

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has lambasted the government’s plan for social care as a “poorly through-through mess” as he spoke at the Local Government Association Labour Leaders..

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Sir Keir Starmer lays flowers at 9/11 memorial [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer lays flowers at 9/11 memorial

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has joined mourners at the September 11 Memorial Garden in London’s Grosvenor Square, where he lay flowers to mark the 20th anniversary of the attack. Report by Buseld...

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Johnson accuses Labour of spouting 'minestrone of nonsense' [Video]

Johnson accuses Labour of spouting 'minestrone of nonsense'

Boris Johnson accuses Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer of spouting a "minestrone of nonsense" after being quizzed about clearing the NHS backlog during Prime Minister's Questions. Johnson also said the..

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Labour: Care workers to get tax rise, not pay rise [Video]

Labour: Care workers to get tax rise, not pay rise

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer says the Conservative plan for paying for social care will see a tax rise for care workers but not a pay rise. Boris Johnson claims the Labour party proposed a rise in..

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Labour: Tories can no longer claim to be 'party of low tax' [Video]

Labour: Tories can no longer claim to be 'party of low tax'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says the 1.25% rise in National Insurance is a tax rise which breaks a promise the Conservatives made at the 2019 election and they can never again claim to the "party of..

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PM’s social care plan ‘a sticking plaster over gaping wounds’ [Video]

PM’s social care plan ‘a sticking plaster over gaping wounds’

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s plans for social care reform were branded ‘a sticking plaster over gaping wounds’ by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

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Starmer says PM is ‘incapable of international leadership’ [Video]

Starmer says PM is ‘incapable of international leadership’

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer told the Commons that Boris Johnson “let down” the UK’s armed forces during the Afghanistan crisis. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer on Afghanistan: ‘We must help those left behind’ [Video]

Starmer on Afghanistan: ‘We must help those left behind’

Labour Leader Keir Starmer has called for an immediate plan to help refugees and British nationals stuck in Afghanistan. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Starmer: PM 'bears heavy responsibility' for Afghanistan [Video]

Starmer: PM 'bears heavy responsibility' for Afghanistan

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer lays the blame for Afghanistan scenario on the Prime Minister. Highlighting Johnson's failure to use numerous international political platforms to prepare for the UK's..

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Dominic Raab fumes at Keir Starmer criticising his Crete holiday during fall of Afghanistan [Video]

Dominic Raab fumes at Keir Starmer criticising his Crete holiday during fall of Afghanistan

This is the moment foreign secretary Dominic Raab fumes at Sir Keir Starmer after being criticised for holidaying in Crete during the fall of Afghanistan.Foreign secretary Raab angrily shouted at..

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Labour say Taliban should not be recognised as Afghan govt [Video]

Labour say Taliban should not be recognised as Afghan govt

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer says the government are right to not recognise the Taliban as the Afghan government because they have "swept in by force". He also says the government need to take the..

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Labour say govt 'missing in action' over Afghanistan [Video]

Labour say govt 'missing in action' over Afghanistan

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticises the prime minister and foreign secretary for being "missing in action" on holiday as Kabul fell to the Taliban over the weekend. Starmer calls the outcome..

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Starmer on Afghanistan: Catastrophic miscalculation by US [Video]

Starmer on Afghanistan: Catastrophic miscalculation by US

Sir Keir Starmer has said that the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan was a "catastrophic miscalculation", which led to "the unraveling of 20 years of progress and of huge sacrifice". The..

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Sir Keir Starmer: 'We can’t turn our back on Afghanistan' [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer: 'We can’t turn our back on Afghanistan'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the government to respond urgently to an appeal by Afghan president Ashraf Ghani for international assistance to end the conflict in his country. The..

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Starmer: Passengers are being 'ripped off' over tests [Video]

Starmer: Passengers are being 'ripped off' over tests

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer describes the government's Covid tests system for Britons returning from holiday abroad a rip-off. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Starmer urges government to ease isolation rules sooner [Video]

Starmer urges government to ease isolation rules sooner

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged the government to match Wales by bringing forward the date on which fully vaccinated people in England can avoid isolation after contact with a Covid-19..

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Daily politics briefing: July 27 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: July 27

All the latest political developments in the UK, after Sir Keir Starmer said Labour MP Dawn Butler was right to call Boris Johnson a liar in the House of Commons.

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The unfortunate question Sir Keir Starmer must confront as he prepares for a crucial party conference

Will Britain elect a prime minister people see as weak? This unfortunate question is one Sir Keir Starmer must confront on the eve of his first in-person party conference as Labour leader, however..
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Union boss says Starmer must show nation he 'has what it takes' to be PM

union boss says starmer must show nation he 'has what it takes' to be pm
Sir Keir Starmer must use the Labour conference to show the nation he "has what it takes" to be prime minister, the leader of the GMB Union has said.
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Starmer sets out post-pandemic vision of 'contribution society' in 11,500-word essay

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has begun a push to spell out his vision for Britain with the release of an essay running to more than 11,500 words.
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Starmer given leadership election warning as he fails to win over unions for Labour rule changes

starmer given leadership election warning as he fails to win over unions for labour rule changes
Sir Keir Starmer has failed to win immediate trade union backing for his plans to change the way Labour chooses party leaders, amid a deepening row over his proposed reforms.
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'Why rip our party apart?': McDonnell's warning for Starmer over Labour leadership vote reforms

'why rip our party apart?': mcdonnell's warning for starmer over labour leadership vote reforms
Sir Keir Starmer has been warned his plans to reform how Labour elects its leader could "rip our party apart".
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'Anti-democratic': Labour Party facing 'civil war' over Starmer's leadership vote shake-up

'anti-democratic': labour party facing 'civil war' over starmer's leadership vote shake-up
The Labour Party is facing a "civil war" over Sir Keir Starmer's plans to reform the way the Labour leader is elected.
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Starmer pledges £10 minimum wage and end to zero hours contracts in 'new deal for workers'

starmer pledges £10 minimum wage and end to zero hours contracts in 'new deal for workers'
Sir Keir Starmer has wooed trade unions with the promise of a "new deal for workers" and stories about his father's life on the factory floor.
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Starmer bids to woo trade union leaders with pledge on workers' rights

starmer bids to woo trade union leaders with pledge on workers' rights
Sir Keir Starmer is attempting to woo trade union leaders with a pledge to agree to their demands for a raft of new rights for workers.
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Unions leader piles pressure on Starmer to back wealth tax to fund social care

unions leader piles pressure on starmer to back wealth tax to fund social care
The leader of Britain's trade unions has piled pressure on Sir Keir Starmer to back a wealth tax - a rise in capital gains tax - to fund social care.
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'No politician is coming to save us': New Unite boss distances herself from Labour under Starmer

'no politician is coming to save us': new unite boss distances herself from labour under starmer
The new general secretary of the giant Unite union is making her public debut with a blunt warning that she plans to distance herself from the Labour Party.
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Starmer would 'back wealth taxes' to fund social care reform but refuses to reveal plan

starmer would 'back wealth taxes' to fund social care reform but refuses to reveal plan
Sir Keir Starmer has told Sky News he would back "wealth taxes" to fund social care reform - but refused to reveal if he had his own plan.
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National Insurance hike will see care workers receive tax rise but no pay increase - Starmer

national insurance hike will see care workers receive tax rise but no pay increase - starmer
Under Boris Johnson's plan to hike National Insurance by 1.25% as part of social care reform, a care worker on the minimum wage will receive a tax rise but not a pay rise, Sir Keir Starmer has said.
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Starmer urges PM to award medals to troops involved in Afghanistan evacuation

starmer urges pm to award medals to troops involved in afghanistan evacuation
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has urged the government to grant military medals to those British troops involved in the evacuation of Afghanistan last month.
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Man found guilty of sending abusive emails to Sir Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry

man found guilty of sending abusive emails to sir keir starmer and emily thornberry
A man has been found guilty of harassment after sending hundreds of abusive and threatening emails to Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and shadow international trade secretary Emily Thornberry.
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PM and foreign secretary 'missing in action' over Afghanistan, says Starmer

pm and foreign secretary 'missing in action' over afghanistan, says starmer
Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab of being "missing in action" as Afghanistan collapsed to Taliban control - while the Labour leader also admitted he had been left "deeply..
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Labour could 'go under' with Starmer at the helm, says outgoing Unite boss

labour could 'go under' with starmer at the helm, says outgoing unite boss
Firebrand union leader Len McCluskey has fired a vicious parting shot against Sir Keir Starmer, claiming Labour's ship could  "go under" with him at the helm.
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Second year of A-level results chaos 'not an option', Keir Starmer warns

second year of a-level results chaos 'not an option', keir starmer warns
Sir Keir Starmer has warned the Conservatives that a second year of exam results chaos is "not an option" - and set out tests he says the government must meet by the end of the month.
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Row as PM says Thatcher gave UK 'early start' in climate change fight by closing coal mines

row as pm says thatcher gave uk 'early start' in climate change fight by closing coal mines
Sir Keir Starmer has led criticism of Boris Johnson after he said Margaret Thatcher gave the UK a "big early start" in its battle against climate change when she closed coal mines in the 1980s.
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'Missing in action': Starmer attacks PM on climate ahead of COP26 - as row brews over oil field

'missing in action': starmer attacks pm on climate ahead of cop26 - as row brews over oil field
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has judged that Boris Johnson's flank is exposed on climate change leadership.
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Labour MP right to call PM a liar in Commons - Starmer

labour mp right to call pm a liar in commons - starmer
A Labour MP was right to call Boris Johnson a liar in the Commons, party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said.
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Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating after one of his children tests positive for COVID-19

Sir Keir Starmer has been forced into self-isolation after one of his children tested positive for coronavirus this lunchtime.
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No 10 says PM was 'already at Chequers' when told to isolate - as Starmer slams initial bid to 'dodge' quarantine

Downing Street has said the prime minister was already at his country retreat when he was contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to isolate - as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer labelled Boris Johnson..
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Online racists to be banned from football matches, vows Boris Johnson

The PM vows to change football banning orders - but Sir Keir Starmer says his promise "rings hollow".
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Refining NHS COVID app to reduce isolation alerts 'like taking batteries out of smoke alarm' - Starmer

refining nhs covid app to reduce isolation alerts 'like taking batteries out of smoke alarm' - starmer
Reducing the sensitivity of the NHS COVID app to bring down the number of people being told to self-isolate is "like taking the batteries out of the smoke alarm", Sir Keir Starmer has said.
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'Courageous' NHS celebrated with thanksgiving ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral

'courageous' nhs celebrated with thanksgiving ceremony at st paul's cathedral
The Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer are among those who have celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the NHS at a special thanksgiving ceremony.
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'Labour is coming home': Sir Keir hails narrow by-election win as Tories blame Hancock scandal

'labour is coming home': sir keir hails narrow by-election win as tories blame hancock scandal
Sir Keir Starmer has declared "Labour is back" as he told his party the Batley and Spen by-election win shows what can be achieved when it "pulls together".
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Labour is in a dreadful place - but is the Batley and Spen win a sign Starmer's torrid time is settling?

labour is in a dreadful place - but is the batley and spen win a sign starmer's torrid time is settling?
In the normal course of politics, an opposition party holding a seat in a by-election is the most predictable of events: There's only been five by-elections since the Second World War when this hasn't..
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A night of high drama: Relief for Starmer as his prayers are answered in Batley and Spen

a night of high drama: relief for starmer as his prayers are answered in batley and spen
At the start of a long night in Cathedral House, home of the town's Christian Fellowship, most people at the Batley and Spen count assumed Sir Keir Starmer didn't have a prayer.
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Polls close in crucial by-election that could pile pressure on Starmer

polls close in crucial by-election that could pile pressure on starmer
Polls have closed in the Batley and Spen by-election, with pollsters and bookmakers predicting a Tory victory - a result likely to trigger moves to oust Sir Keir Starmer as Labour leader.
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Starmer leadership in turmoil as poll finds 69% of Labour members would prefer Burnham

starmer leadership in turmoil as poll finds 69% of labour members would prefer burnham
Seven in 10 Labour members believe Andy Burnham would make a better leader of the Labour Party than Sir Keir Starmer, according to an exclusive poll for Sky News.
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Starmer's spin doctor quits after Labour's latest by-election blow

starmer's spin doctor quits after labour's latest by-election blow
Sir Keir Starmer's top spin doctor has quit after Labour suffered another poor by-election result in which the party lost its deposit.
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'So much for levelling up': PM forced to defend 'totally insufficient' schools catch-up plan

Boris Johnson must listen to his former schools catch-up tsar and stump up more cash for education, Sir Keir Starmer has urged, as he warned a lack of funds will "hold children back for a generation".
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Sir Keir Starmer tears up as he opens up to Piers Morgan about mother's death

sir keir starmer tears up as he opens up to piers morgan about mother's death
Sir Keir Starmer has shared some of his final memories of his mother in an emotional television interview.
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Dominic Cummings' recollection of coronavirus spread was seen through lens of hindsight

dominic cummings' recollection of coronavirus spread was seen through lens of hindsight
Captain hindsight. It is one of those phrases Boris Johnson likes to shout across the Commons chamber at Keir Starmer during PMQs, a phrase Health Secretary Matt Hancock has lately started trotting out..
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Watch live: Boris Johnson faces Sir Keir Starmer at PMQs

watch live: boris johnson faces sir keir starmer at pmqs

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Jo Cox’s sister chosen as Labour candidate in by-election for murdered MP's former seat

jo cox’s sister chosen as labour candidate in by-election for murdered mp's former seat
The sister of murdered MP Jo Cox is to be Labour's candidate in the Batley and Spen by-election, a poll that could determine whether Sir Keir Starmer survives as party leader.
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McDonnell calls for 15% pay rise for nurses and urges Starmer to be radical

mcdonnell calls for 15% pay rise for nurses and urges starmer to be radical
Labour former shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called for a 15% pay hike for nurses going beyond what some unions are demanding.
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Starmer slumps 17 points behind PM in new poll - and a third of Labour voters want him to quit

starmer slumps 17 points behind pm in new poll - and a third of labour voters want him to quit
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is trailing Boris Johnson as the British public's preferred prime minister by 17 percentage points, according to a new poll.
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Miliband: Being opposition leader 'very unforgiving' but Starmer is 'up to it'

miliband: being opposition leader 'very unforgiving' but starmer is 'up to it'
Ed Miliband has backed Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, telling Sky News that being leader of the opposition is a "very unforgiving job" but "I know he's up to it".
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'Give him a chance': Former PM Brown backs Starmer as Labour leader

'give him a chance': former pm brown backs starmer as labour leader
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has backed Sir Keir Starmer, telling Sky News Labour has got to give him a chance.
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Starmer: Defeats show 'size of the journey we have to go'

starmer: defeats show 'size of the journey we have to go'
Sir Keir Starmer has told his shadow cabinet that Labour's defeats in last week's elections show "the size of the journey we have to go".
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Promoted, demoted, sacked: Who's who in Labour's new top team

promoted, demoted, sacked: who's who in labour's new top team
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has completed a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, after what he described as 'bitterly disappointing' results for the party in the elections held on 6 May.
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Starmer reshuffles Labour frontbench amid election recriminations

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has revamped his frontbench team in the wake of dismal election results.
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Starmer to hold Labour reshuffle amid backlash over Rayner sacking

starmer to hold labour reshuffle amid backlash over rayner sacking
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is to stage a frontbench reshuffle amid a row over the sacking of the party's chairman in the wake of dismal election results.
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Rayner sacked as Labour Party chair by Starmer, Sky News understands

Sir Keir Starmer has sacked Angela Rayner as Labour Party chair, Sky News understands.
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Safety-first Starmer must take more risks if he's to halt the spread of Tory blue

safety-first starmer must take more risks if he's to halt the spread of tory blue
It was the late Roy Jenkins in the run-up to the 1997 general election, who shrewdly compared Tony Blair to a man carrying a priceless Ming vase across a highly polished floor.
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Starmer says he takes 'full responsibility' for Hartlepool by-election defeat

Sir Keir Starmer has said he is "bitterly disappointed" and takes "full responsibility" for Labour's defeat in the Hartlepool by-election.
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'Ignore babble': Cummings takes aim at both Johnson and Starmer in post-election tirade

'ignore babble': cummings takes aim at both johnson and starmer in post-election tirade
Boris Johnson's former chief adviser has raged against both the Conservatives and Labour, claiming neither are focused on "being a serious government".
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Labour crisis: Five major problems facing Keir Starmer

labour crisis: five major problems facing keir starmer
After 11 years of Tories in Downing Street, today's by-election and local elections are a remarkable disaster for the opposition, showing Labour still going backwards. 
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Labour's left wing demand change from Starmer after 'shattering' Hartlepool defeat

labour's left wing demand change from starmer after 'shattering' hartlepool defeat
Sir Keir Starmer is facing calls to "change direction" from Labour's left wing after he became the first leader to see the party lose Hartlepool in 47 years.
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