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Keir Starmer

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since July 2024

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Keir Starmer: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since July 2024
Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and barrister who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 5 July 2024 and as Leader of the Labour Party since 2020. He previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2020 to 5 July 2024, and has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015.

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Zelenskyy to address the UK cabinet as Ukraine looks for more weapons [Video]

Zelenskyy to address the UK cabinet as Ukraine looks for more weapons

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants to finalise a weapons financing treaty with Prime Minister Keir Starmer as Ukraine looks for more arms.

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Starmer lays out plans to tackle illegal immigration [Video]

Starmer lays out plans to tackle illegal immigration

The UK prime minister has not ruled out processing asylum claims offshore.

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Ukrainian President Zelensky attends cabinet meeting [Video]

Ukrainian President Zelensky attends cabinet meeting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attended a meeting of the UK Cabinet on Friday as he became the first official visitor to Downing Street under Sir Keir Starmer’s premiership. Mr Zelensky..

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Zelensky visit 'reaffirms UK's support' for Ukraine, says MP [Video]

Zelensky visit 'reaffirms UK's support' for Ukraine, says MP

Defence minister Luke Pollard has hailed Volodymyr Zelensky's bilat meeting with Sir Keir Starmer, saying it reaffirms the UK's support for Ukraine. "We'll be signing a new defence treaty with Ukraine..

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Zelensky meets Sir Keir Starmer during UK visit [Video]

Zelensky meets Sir Keir Starmer during UK visit

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky met with UK prime minister Sir Keir Starmer following the European leader's summit on Thursday. Zelensky was greeted by Mr Starmer outside 10 Downing Street..

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PM: It is essential to work with our European partners [Video]

PM: It is essential to work with our European partners

Sir Keir Starmer says the UK will not solve its problems if it does not have the "maturity and leadership" to extend "a hand to our European friends". Speaking at a press conference at the end of the..

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Keir Starmer has a walk and chat with Italian PM Meloni [Video]

Keir Starmer has a walk and chat with Italian PM Meloni

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer holds a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart Georgia Meloni. The pair take a stroll around the grounds of Blenheim Palace, before sitting for a chat and a..

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Starmer holds bilat with Polish prime minister Donald Tusk [Video]

Starmer holds bilat with Polish prime minister Donald Tusk

UK Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk hold a bilateral meeting at the European Political Community summit at Blenheim Palace. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook..

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Keir Starmer holds bilat with Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez [Video]

Keir Starmer holds bilat with Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez

UK Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer sits down with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez at the European Political Community summit at Blenheim Palace. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer hosts migration working group at EPC summit [Video]

Starmer hosts migration working group at EPC summit

Sir Keir Starmer hosts a migration working group at European Political Community summit, Georgia Meloni, Viktor Orban and Olaf Scholz are amongst the leaders attending. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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President Zelensky thanks the UK over Ukraine support [Video]

President Zelensky thanks the UK over Ukraine support

Volodymyr Zelensky thanks the UK for supporting Ukraine as he arrives at Blenheim Palace for the European Political Community summit hosted by Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer. Report by Blairm. Like us..

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Starmer vows to strengthen relations with Ireland [Video]

Starmer vows to strengthen relations with Ireland

Sir Kier Starmer hosts Taoiseach Simon Harris at Chequers. Sir Keir Starmer expresses his eagerness to to reverse almost a decade of strained relations with Ireland. Report by Covellm. Like us on..

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Starmer pays tribute to fallen MPs at King’s Speech debate [Video]

Starmer pays tribute to fallen MPs at King’s Speech debate

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer repeats US President Joe Biden's words and calls for the temperature of democracy to be lowered as he pays tribute to late MPs Jo Cox and Sir David Amess. Report by..

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PM warns ‘snake oil charm of populism' is ‘dead end’ for UK [Video]

PM warns ‘snake oil charm of populism' is ‘dead end’ for UK

Speaking at the King’s Speech debate in the House of Commons, Sir Keir Starmer warns that the "snake oil charm of populism" is a "dead end" for the UK. The prime minister tells MPs that the new..

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Starmer pays tribute to Southgate and England football team [Video]

Starmer pays tribute to Southgate and England football team

Sir Keir Starmer pays tribute to Gareth Southgate, who has resigned as the England's men's football team manager. The prime minister tells the House of Commons he wants "to congratulate the England..

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UK Labour Party sets out plan for 'national renewal' at State Opening of Parliament [Video]

UK Labour Party sets out plan for 'national renewal' at State Opening of Parliament

In the introduction to the speech, Prime Minister Keir Starmer urged patience, warning against “the snake oil charm of populism.”

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Black Rod summons MPs to hear King’s Speech in Lords [Video]

Black Rod summons MPs to hear King’s Speech in Lords

Black Rod Sarah Clarke requests MPs to attend the House of Lords to hear the King's Speech. Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle leads MPs to the Lords. Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer walks alongside and..

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PM leaves Downing Street [Video]

PM leaves Downing Street

Sir Keir Starmer has left Downing Street for the State Opening of Parliament. The King will set out details of the government’s legislative programme for the next session of Parliament during the..

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Ministers arrive in Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting [Video]

Ministers arrive in Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer chairs a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street. Report by Gluszczykm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Starmer defends Biden’s leadership after Zelensky blunder [Video]

Starmer defends Biden’s leadership after Zelensky blunder

Sir Keir Starmer defends Joe Biden’s leadership despite the US President confusing Volodymyr Zelensky with Vladimir Putin. When questioned on Biden’s mental stability, the prime minister insisted..

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Keir Starmer holds bilat meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan [Video]

Keir Starmer holds bilat meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer meets with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the 75th anniversary NATO Summit in Washington DC. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer and Biden attend NATO roundtable [Video]

Starmer and Biden attend NATO roundtable

World leaders gather at a NATO North Atlantic Council roundtable, including Sir Keir Starmer, Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron. The prime minister is attending his first NATO Summit in Washington DC...

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Keir Starmer holds bilat meeting with Justin Trudeau [Video]

Keir Starmer holds bilat meeting with Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer meets with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau during the 75th anniversary NATO Summit in Washington DC. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer lays wreath at Arlington Cemetery during NATO visit [Video]

Starmer lays wreath at Arlington Cemetery during NATO visit

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC, during his visit to the US to attend the NATO 75th anniversary summit...

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Zelenskyy asks Starmer to 'show leadership' on Ukraine as he visits Downing Street

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on Sir Keir Starmer to "show your leadership" as he appealed to the government to allow Ukraine to use Western weapons in strikes against targets inside Russia.
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Starmer urges action on migration 'crisis' as he seeks deal with France

Sir Keir Starmer has said people smuggling is no longer a challenge but "a crisis", as he opened a European summit at which he hopes to strike a deal on migration.
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Europe comes to Starmer

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'New approach' to Europe begins with summit, PM vows - with key security issues 'at the forefront'

Sir Keir Starmer will pledge to "fire the starting gun" on a closer relationship with Europe as he hosts a major summit, set to focus on Ukraine and migration. 
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King's Speech gives us a better idea of what 'Starmerism' is

A new era of government, and a distinctly more upbeat mood: on Wednesday, Sir Keir Starmer cut the figure of a prime minister enthralled with the job, rather than weighed down by it.
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Calls for Cornwall to get devolution deal akin to Wales

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'We're all behind you': PM Starmer issues England rallying cry ahead of Euro 2024 final

Sir Keir Starmer has issued a rallying cry ahead of the Euro 2024 final, telling the England team: “We’re all behind you.”
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Political football: Is Sir Keir Starmer following Harold Wilson's lead?

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Starmer criticises 'mountain of mess' left by last government

The last government left "a mountain of mess" that was like "a Downing Street party", according to Sir Keir Starmer.
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Starmer had a successful NATO summit but it will only get harder when he arrives home

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Starmer 'doubles down' on promise for assisted dying vote - but hints it could take a year

Sir Keir Starmer has "doubled down" on his promise to hold a free vote on assisted dying in the future.
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Starmer does not rule out 20,000 prisoners being released early

Sir Keir Starmer has not ruled out 20,000 prisoners being released in a bid to ease pressure on the justice system - as the new prime minister told Sky News the last government acted "almost beyond..
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Election landslide, Oval Office, and what his parents would've thought - insight into Starmer's world

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Starmer insists Biden 'on good form' after meeting at White House

Sir Keir Starmer has said Joe Biden was "on good form" after a meeting with the US president at the White House during the NATO summit.
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Starmer wants to 'mark the occasion' if England win Euros

Keir Starmer stops short of confirming there will be a bank holiday if England win Euro 2024.
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1.6 million children now affected by two-child benefit cap as Starmer faces pressure to scrap Tory policy

A total of 1.6 million children are now affected by the two-child benefit cap as the Labour government faces pressure to lift it.
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Starmer gives go-ahead for British missiles to be used against targets inside Russia

Sir Keir Starmer has told the Ukrainian president that British missiles can be used for defensive strikes against targets inside Russia.
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Starmer says US relationship 'stronger than ever' as he meets Biden - with the help of personalised gift

Sir Keir Starmer has met Joe Biden at the White House for formal talks after the prime minister's debut on the world stage.
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Families say Sir Keir Starmer has 'responsibility' to act on 'injustice' of indefinite prison sentences

Sir Keir Starmer has been told "no more time can be wasted" in solving the IPP prisoner scandal that has left thousands of offenders languishing indefinitely in jail.
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Starmer to ask allies to commit to extra defence funding - but won't say when UK will hit target

Sir Keir Starmer will tell NATO allies that the UK has a "cast iron commitment" to lifting the UK's defence spending to 2.5% of GDP, but is refusing to honour this pledge in his first term in..
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Starmer praises 'most diverse parliament' in first Commons speech as PM

Sir Keir Starmer has welcomed the "most diverse parliament by race and gender" in his first speech as prime minister in the House of Commons.
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What is the NATO summit and why is Starmer going?

Just days into his premiership, Sir Keir Starmer is heading to the US for a meeting with NATO leaders.
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Labour will have 'different way of doing politics', Starmer says as he tours UK nations

Sir Keir Starmer has said his government will have a "different way of doing politics" as he toured the UK's nations in his first week as prime minister.
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Thornberry left out of Labour cabinet - as Starmer insists she has 'big part to play'

Emily Thornberry has been left out of Labour's new government after more than eight years of serving in its shadow cabinet.
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Starmer says work under way for closer ties with EU and to fix UK's 'botched' Brexit deal

Labour is already working to build closer ties with the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer has said as he continues his tour of the UK.
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Starmer will get 'fair hearing' on changes to post-Brexit deal, says Irish PM

Ireland's prime minister Simon Harris has told Sky News that EU leaders will give Keir Starmer a "fair hearing" when it comes to potential changes to the post-Brexit deal with the UK.
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First call: PM Modi, Starmer agree to speed up FTA talks, strengthen ties

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New PM holds first cabinet meeting after landslide victory

Sir Keir Starmer is chairing his first cabinet meeting following Labour's landslide win that ended 14 years of Tory rule.
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Chaos looms in Europe and Trump wants 'retribution' - Starmer's major diplomatic challenges

A new beginning for Britain and suddenly we find ourselves in a world turning itself inside out, posing clear challenges to the incoming Labour government.
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From congratulations to 'I don't care' - World leaders react to Starmer's 'remarkable' win

Leaders around the world have reacted to Sir Keir Starmer becoming prime minister – but while many congratulated the Labour leader on his win, one has insisted: "I don't care."
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Exit poll: What is the forecast election result in my constituency?

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