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Keir Starmer

Leader of the Opposition in the United Kingdom since 2020

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Keir Starmer: Leader of the Opposition in the United Kingdom since 2020
Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and barrister who has served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. He was previously Director of Public Prosecutions from 2008 to 2013.

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Labour's Pat McFadden defends Starmer's praise of Thatcher [Video]

Labour's Pat McFadden defends Starmer's praise of Thatcher

Labour election chief Pat McFadden has defended Sir Keir Starmer after he faced a backlash for praising Margaret Thatcher. In a Sunday Telegraph opinion piece, the Labour leader claimed the former..

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Starmer: We must take further steps to meet net zero [Video]

Starmer: We must take further steps to meet net zero

Sir Keir Starmer says the government needs to take “further steps” to meet net zero targets. The Labour leader said his own participation at Cop28 was to be seen as a "statement of intent" that a..

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Labour hopes to be centre of green finance globally [Video]

Labour hopes to be centre of green finance globally

“We want to be the centre of green finance across the world”, says shadow business minister Sarah Jones as Sir Keir Starmer meets international investors at the COP28 climate summit in..

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Starmer arrives in Dubai for COP28 conference [Video]

Starmer arrives in Dubai for COP28 conference

Sir Keir Starmer will seek to underline a political divide with Rishi Sunak as he arrives at COP28, stressing the Labour party's green credentials. Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘losing his marbles’ [Video]

Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘losing his marbles’

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused Rishi Sunak of “losing his marbles” in a Greek artifact jibe during Prime Minister’s Questions. Starmer said: "Never mind the British Museum - it's the..

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Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street ahead of PMQs [Video]

Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street ahead of PMQs

Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street as he is set to face Sir Keir Starmer at PMQs this afternoon. Immigration and Parthenon marbles are expected to be among the key issues for Sunak and the Labour..

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Starmer, Lammy and Cooper meet Greek PM [Video]

Starmer, Lammy and Cooper meet Greek PM

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy and Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper have met the Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Mr Mitsotakis is visiting the UK..

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Starmer and Reeves visit Thames Freeport in Essex [Video]

Starmer and Reeves visit Thames Freeport in Essex

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves are visiting a south Essex town today to see the importance of one of its key sites - the newly operational Thames Freeport. Report by..

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Starmer accuses Govt of 'spinning' the autumn statement [Video]

Starmer accuses Govt of 'spinning' the autumn statement

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accuses the Government of trying to "spin" the budget delivered yesterday by chancellor Jeremy Hunt. Mr Starmer says "whichever way the Government tried to spin the..

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Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer meets South Korean President [Video]

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer meets South Korean President

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has met South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, as Mr Yeol deepens ties with the UK on the second day of his state visit. Earlier, the president held a bilateral meeting..

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Starmer: My attention is on innocent civilians in Gaza [Video]

Starmer: My attention is on innocent civilians in Gaza

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says his “focus and attention” is on the hostages and innocent civilians and children that are dying in Gaza as the Labour party remains divided on a ceasefire...

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Sunak and Starmer clash in Commons following Rwanda ruling [Video]

Sunak and Starmer clash in Commons following Rwanda ruling

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of "failing to deliver on his promise" of stopping the boats this year. The pair had a tense exchange at Prime Minister's Questions in..

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Labour's Pat McFadden defends Starmer's stance on Gaza [Video]

Labour's Pat McFadden defends Starmer's stance on Gaza

Labour National Campaign Co-Ordinator Pat McFadden defended Sir Keir Starmer's refusal to call for a ceasefire in Gaza, saying the Labour leader is trying to prevent Hamas "repeating what they did on..

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Labour Shadow Minister resigns in support of Gaza ceasefire [Video]

Labour Shadow Minister resigns in support of Gaza ceasefire

Imran Hussain, MP for Bradford East and Shadow Minister for the New Deal for Working People has sensationally quit the Labour shadow cabinet. Mr Hussain, a Labour frontbench MP for almost 8 years, said..

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Starmer and Sunak go head-to-head following King's speech [Video]

Starmer and Sunak go head-to-head following King's speech

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer welcomes his eight new MPs into the House following the party's by-election wins saying, "the victories show, without a question, that Britain is ready for change" before..

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Starmer says focus is on alleviating suffering in Gaza [Video]

Starmer says focus is on alleviating suffering in Gaza

Sir Keir Starmer has sought to play down the divisions within Labour over his stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict, as he insisted his focus was on stopping the suffering in Gaza not on the "individual..

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Keir Starmer pledges to transform further education [Video]

Keir Starmer pledges to transform further education

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to transform further education in a speech to the North East Chamber of Commerce. Starmer vowed that a Labour government would "get the North East building..

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Labour: Ceasefire wouldn't protect Israel from Hamas threat [Video]

Labour: Ceasefire wouldn't protect Israel from Hamas threat

The shadow work and pensions secretary says Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has "rightly" said a ceasefire "isn't the right approach", as it would leave Hamas still able to "commit terrorist atrocities"..

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Starmer: Labour united over Israel-Hamas ceasefire decision [Video]

Starmer: Labour united over Israel-Hamas ceasefire decision

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has insisted his party is united on its position not to call for a ceasefire in Gaza, saying it collectively wanted to see an "alleviation of suffering" and understood..

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Starmer branded a 'criminal' by pro-Palestinian protesters [Video]

Starmer branded a 'criminal' by pro-Palestinian protesters

Pro-Palestinian protesters have branded Keir Starmer a "criminal" as he left a speech detailing his party's position on the conflict in the Middle East. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at..

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London Mayor renews calls for Israel-Gaza ceasefire [Video]

London Mayor renews calls for Israel-Gaza ceasefire

The Mayor of London says he is ‘heartbroken’ and ‘devastated’ by the escalating war in the Middle East. Speaking at City Hall in London, Sadiq Khan also renewed calls for an immediate ceasefire..

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Labour: Debate within party on Israel harnessed by leader [Video]

Labour: Debate within party on Israel harnessed by leader

Shadow Technology Secretary Peter Kyle insists the "vigorous debate" within the Labour Party over its policy in the Middle East has been "harnessed" by leader Sir Keir Starmer to create "deliverable..

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Starmer questioned on situation in Israel as he leaves home [Video]

Starmer questioned on situation in Israel as he leaves home

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer refuses to talk to reporters outside his home when questioned on the latest situation in Israel and Gaza. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Labour: Humanitarian pause needed now to get aid into Gaza [Video]

Labour: Humanitarian pause needed now to get aid into Gaza

The shadow environment secretary says the "trickle" of aid entering Gaza is "completely inadequate to the scale of the crisis", as he renews calls for a humanitarian pause, to allow more aid into and..

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Steve Reed: Starmer's stance on Gaza is consistent [Video]

Steve Reed: Starmer's stance on Gaza is consistent

The shadow environment secretary says Sir Keir Starmer's stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict "has been consistent all the way through this". His support for the Labour leader comes as backlash grows..

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Sir Keir Starmer to promise 'better bargain' for UK in major economic speech

Sir Keir Starmer will promise a "better bargain" for the British public in a major speech that will focus on the need for economic growth over spending.
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'Take a look at Labour again': Sir Keir Starmer tries to woo Tory voters

Sir Keir Starmer has launched an impassioned pitch to woo Conservative voters - urging those who feel abandoned by their party "to take a look at Labour again".
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A PM in waiting? Why Sunak is getting uptight about Starmer | Adam Boulton

The Greek prime minister's party got the call that Rishi Sunak was cancelling his meeting with Kyriakos Mitsotakis when they were on the way to talks with Sir Keir Starmer in parliament.
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'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham': UK opposition leader Keir Starmer on FTA with India

UK Opposition Leader Keir Starmer has compared the UK government's negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with India to the Bollywood movie 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', meaning sometimes happy,..
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Labour MP 'frightened' after graffiti sprayed on office following Gaza ceasefire vote

A Labour MP and member of Sir Keir Starmer's shadow cabinet says she has been left "shocked", "angry" and "frightened" after her constituency office was vandalised.
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Rebellion and reshuffle could hurt Starmer and Sunak – but something else is distracting voters | Adam Boulton

One of the most quoted pieces of folk wisdom is that "voters don't like divided parties".
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Starmer 'right to be firm' on ceasefire rebels - shadow minister

Sir Keir Starmer was "right to be firm" with his shadow ministers who resigned after voting for a ceasefire in the Middle East last night, according to the shadow defence secretary John Healey.
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Who are the rebel Labour MPs that resigned over the vote for a Gaza ceasefire?

A wave of Labour frontbenchers have defied Sir Keir Starmer to vote for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
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Labour's Gaza showdown could see more than a dozen resign frontbench jobs

Sir Keir Starmer is braced for resignations from his frontbench as he holds a difficult vote on the Israel-Gaza war. 
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Stamer considers putting Israel-Hamas motion to Commons amid worries over party unity

Sir Keir Starmer is considering putting a motion to parliament on Wednesday over Labour's position on the Israel-Hamas war.
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Shadow minister resigns over Labour Israel-Hamas ceasefire row

Shadow minister Imran Hussain has quit Labour's frontbench in protest at Sir Keir Starmer's position on the war between Israel and Hamas.
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Starmer attacks 'divisive brand' of Braverman - warning PM of her 'ambitions'

Sir Keir Starmer has launched a scathing attack on Suella Braverman over her recent controversial remarks on homelessness - warning Rishi Sunak that "without a serious home secretary... he cannot be a..
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Leader of Burnley Council and 11 councillors resign from Labour Party over Starmer's Gaza ceasefire stance

The leader of Burnley Council and 11 other councillors have resigned from the Labour Party this evening over Sir Keir Starmer's decision not to push for a ceasefire in Gaza., Sky News understands.
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Starmer insists there is 'unity' in Labour as he continues to resist backing Gaza ceasefire

Sir Keir Starmer has insisted there is "unity" within Labour, despite demands for him to change his stance on the Israel-Hamas war and back calls for a ceasefire.
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Two council leaders call for Starmer to resign over Gaza ceasefire stance

The leaders of two Labour councils in Lancashire are calling on Sir Keir Starmer to resign over his position on the conflict in the Middle East.
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Ceasefire in Gaza risks more violence, Starmer expected to say in speech

A permanent ceasefire in Israel and Palestine could risk more violence in the region, Sir Keir Starmer is expected to say as he defends his position on the conflict.
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Sadiq Khan breaks ranks with Labour to back full ceasefire in Gaza

Sir Keir Starmer is under growing pressure to call for a ceasefire in Gaza after a string of senior Labour figures broke ranks to challenge his stance.
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Starmer mocks Tories over by-election losses as Sunak defends record at PMQs

Sir Keir Starmer mocked Rishi Sunak over the Conservatives' two by-election defeats last week, as he pressed him on the cost of living crisis at Prime Minister's Questions.
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Mosque that hosted Sir Keir Starmer apologises for 'hurt and confusion' caused by visit

A mosque in South Wales that hosted Sir Keir Starmer has apologised for the "hurt and confusion" caused by the visit after a backlash from some within the Muslim community.
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Senior Tories fear party is in 'dying days' after by-election losses - but Starmer still believes it pays to be paranoid

When he took over as Labour leader in 2020, Keir Starmer was sitting on the worst election defeat for the party since 1945.
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Starmer seeks to clarify Gaza remarks following backlash from Labour councillors

Sir Keir Starmer has sought to clarify remarks he made about Israel's decision to limit supplies to Gaza after they sparked concern and even resignations among Labour councillors.
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Labour overturns massive Tory majority to win Tamworth by-election

Labour has taken Tamworth from the Conservatives in a historic by-election victory for Sir Keir Starmer's party.
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Starmer glitter protester admits he 'crossed the line'

A protester who threw glitter over Sir Keir Starmer and grabbed him ahead of his speech at the Labour Party conference has admitted he "crossed the line" and apologised.
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PM won't call election 'because he thinks he'll lose', says Starmer

Rishi Sunak is "completely wrong" to say nobody wants a general election and won't call one now "because he thinks he'll lose", Sir Keir Starmer has said.
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Starmer brands glitter-throwing protester who disrupted his speech an 'idiot'

Sir Keir Starmer called the protester who threw glitter over him during a speech an "idiot" but admitted the security breach "could have been a lot worse".
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Glitter thrown over Starmer during speech - protester arrested over severe security breach

A protester threw glitter over Sir Keir Starmer at the start of his speech to the Labour conference in a serious security breach.
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Keir Starmer pledges 'Britain built to last' as he eyes decade in power

Sir Keir Starmer has pledged a "Britain built to last" with a new generation of towns in a major pitch to the nation about why he should be the next prime minister.
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Starmer to pledge 'decade of national renewal' in key Labour conference speech

Sir Keir Starmer will promise the country a "decade of national renewal" if Labour gets into power at the next general election.
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Starmer 'ready for May election' as he warns Tories will 'go low' in fight for No 10

Sir Keir Starmer said he is primed for a general election as soon as May, as he warned that the Tories will "go low" in the fight for Number 10.
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Deepfake audio of Sir Keir Starmer released on first day of Labour conference

Deepfake videos of Sir Keir Starmer have been posted on the first day of Labour Party conference in a move that underlines the threat posed by deepfake technology and AI in UK politics.
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Nursing union pours cold water over Starmer overtime plan

Nursing union leaders have criticised Sir Keir Starmer's plan to cut waiting lists by encouraging staff to work overtime - saying "too often the NHS runs on the goodwill of staff".
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Starmer cannot afford to be 'boring' – Labour has to show it's shifted into top gear towards election win

Labour's smashing victory in the Rutherglen and West Hamilton by-election is just the boost Sir Keir Starmer was hoping for as he heads to his party conference, where he wants to cement his image as a..
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Starmer kicks off conference with a by-election boost - but he knows he must avoid slip ups at all cost

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Labour the 'party of change', says Starmer after Scottish by-election win

Labour is the "party of change", leader Sir Keir Starmer declared, after its victory in the by-election in Scotland.
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'Most pressing issue of our time': Starmer criticises PM for failing to mention cost of living crisis

Sir Keir Starmer has criticised Rishi Sunak for failing to address the rising cost of living in his party conference speech after Sky News revealed how families are struggling to afford baby formula.
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Starmer insists UK will not be a 'rule-taker' after backlash over stance on EU

Sir Keir Starmer has insisted he will not allow the UK to become a "rule-taker" after his comments suggesting he did not want to diverge from EU rules sparked criticism.
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'We don't want to diverge' from EU, says Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has declared "we don't want to diverge" from EU rules in footage of a conference of centre-left leaders in Canada seen by Sky News.
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Paris appears to be very open to the prospect of a Starmer government

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Starmer and Macron exchange gifts as they meet for first time

Sir Keir Starmer and French President Emmanuel Macron have exchanged gifts as they met for the first time.
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Starmer sets his sights on closer relationship with Europe if Labour win next election

Labour will look to build a closer trading relationship with the EU if it wins the next election, Sir Keir Starmer has said.
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Will Lampedusa make it harder for Starmer's hard migrant rhetoric to pay off?

Turning the policy spotlight to immigration will always be a risk for a Labour leader, and this week's announcement proved no different.
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Sir Keir Starmer fails to rule out tax burden rise under Labour

Sir Keir Starmer has refused to guarantee the tax burden - currently the largest since the Second World War -  would not increase under Labour.
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Starmer rejects 'nonsense' claims that Labour immigration plans would increase asylum seeker numbers

Sir Keir Starmer has described Conservative Party claims that Labour's plans on immigration would increase asylum seeker numbers as "nonsense".
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Starmer to name four major threats as he warns West faces 'axis of instability'

The West is facing an "axis of instability", Sir Keir Starmer is to warn during a summit in Canada this weekend.
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A general election isn't far away - and Labour need to make Sir Keir Starmer look like a PM | Adam Boulton

With the arrival of autumn, the Labour Party is shifting into pre-election mode.
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Starmer compared to Ken from Barbie film in unusual Commons jibe

A Tory minister has compared Sir Keir Starmer to "beach Ken" in the blockbuster film Barbie, while hitting out at the Labour leader's record.
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Starmer pledges to 'smash gangs and secure borders' as he launches security plan

Labour is unveiling its security plans for government on Thursday, promising to treat criminal gangs who smuggle people in small boats "on a par" with the threats of climate change, hostile foreign..
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Starmer brands Sunak 'Inaction Man' as he attacks PM on prisons and schools

Sir Keir Starmer has branded Rishi Sunak "Inaction Man" over problems facing the UK's schools and prisons.
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Union chiefs say Starmer's vision 'not bold enough' to lead Britain out of 'crisis'

Union leaders have urged Sir Keir Starmer to be bolder with his vision for the country if he wants to win the next election and lead Britain out of decline.
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