Starmer forced to water down Labour reforms as Brighton conference opens amid internal party battle
Saturday, 25 September 2021 Sir Keir Starmer has been forced to water down his planned overhaul of Labour rules at the opening of the party's conference in Brighton, as he was accused of an "almost pathological fear of democracy" in pushing for change.
Labour leader Keir Starmer has arrived at the party conference in Brighton with his leadership team.
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Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer were among guests at a requiem mass for Sir David Amess. The service at Westminster Cathedral featured a message written by Pope Francis. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer arrived at Westminster Cathedral this morning for a requiem mass in memory of murdered MP Sir David Amess.
Also among those arriving were former prime ministers Theresa May, David Cameron, and Sir John Major. Report by Lewisl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson was called "a coward, not a leader" by Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer in the Commons this afternoon.
After Sir Keir urged the prime minister to "do the decent thing and just say sorry" in the wake of the lobbying row, Boris Johnson repeated it was a "mistake" but did not apologise. Report by Lewisl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson was berated for dodging the rules on parliamentary behaviour during bad-tempered scenes in PMQs today.Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle repeatedly clashed with Boris Johnson as the Prime Minister attempted to question Sir Keir Starmer about any links with Mishcon de Reya.Sir Lindsay told Mr Johnson: “I don’t want to fall out about it, I’ve made it very clear – it is Prime Minister’s Questions, it’s not for the Opposition to answer your questions.“Whether we like it or not those are the rules of the game that we’re all into and we play by the rules, don’t we? And we respect this House, so let’s respect the House.”After Mr Johnson attempted to ask again about the issue in a later exchange, the Speaker said: “Prime Minister, sit down. I’m not going to be challenged, you may be the Prime Minister of this country but in this House I’m in charge.”Mr Johnson later accused Sir Keir of “Mish-conduct”, which prompted calls from the Labour benches for the comment to be withdrawn.The Speaker said: “I don’t think this has done this House any good today. I’ll be quite honest, I think it’s been ill-tempered, I think it shows the public that this House has not learnt from the other week, I need this House to gain respect but it starts by individuals showing respect for each other.”Credit: Parliamentlive.tv