Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for the £20 uplift Universal Credit recipients receive due to the pandemic to be extended beyond 31 March.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer speaks on a visit to a foodbank in Streatham asMPs are set to vote on £20 a week cut to Universal Credit. Mr Starmer says theproposed cut is the difference between making ends meet and not.
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Sir Keir Starmer has set out his "optimistic" vision for a wide-ranging newrelationship with the United States under Joe Biden in a keynote address tothe Fabian Society. As the president-elect prepares for his inauguration onWednesday, the Labour leader declared himself to be "anti-Trump but pro-American".
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits Stevenage vaccine hub. He critiqued UKCovid-19 border checks, saying: “It’s a complete mess again. Priti Patel hastalked tough about the borders but other countries have been doing testing formonths and months... I think people will be bewildered and they will feel thatwe’re exposed - there’s a gap in our defences. We can’t go on like this withdelayed decisions not being made in a competent way.”
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Labour cabinet minister Emily Thornberry has said that a decision not to extend the £20-a-week uplift in Universal Credit during a pandemic would be “outrageous”. It comes after Number 10 told Conservative MPs to abstain on a non-binding vote in the Commons on Monday evening to extend the uplift. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn