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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 who has served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. Ideologically, he identifies as a socialist and has been described as being on the soft left within the Labour Party.

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Starmer urges Johnson to apologise for comments on care homes [Video]

Starmer urges Johnson to apologise for comments on care homes

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his comments on care homes.Sir Keir said: “On Monday, when asked why care home deaths had been so high the Prime Minister said,..

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Boris Johnson evades questions on hospital parking fees [Video]

Boris Johnson evades questions on hospital parking fees

Prime Minister Boris Johnson evaded questions from Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer over reports that free parking for hospital staff will soon end. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Boris: ‘I take full responsibility’ for care home failures [Video]

Boris: ‘I take full responsibility’ for care home failures

Boris Johnson has said he takes full responsibility for care home failures throughout the coronavirus outbreak. The Prime Minister’s comments come after opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer urged him..

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Starmer visits BrewDog pub and brewery in London [Video]

Starmer visits BrewDog pub and brewery in London

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits a BrewDog pub and brewery in London where he calls on the government to leave support in place for business sectors like tourism, hospitality and the arts. Report..

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Sir Keir Starmer calls on Government to provide support for hospitality and the high street [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer calls on Government to provide support for hospitality and the high street

Labour leader Keir Starmer has called on the Govenrment to provide support for the hospitality sector and the high street during a visit to the Brewdog Pub and Brewery in the City of London.Sir Keir..

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Sir Keir Starmer responds to Jeremy Clarkson saying he's got his vote if he gets a haircut [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer responds to Jeremy Clarkson saying he's got his vote if he gets a haircut

Sir Keir Starmer stopped short of saying he'll get a haircut to secure the vote of Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson said he would switch to Labour if Sir Keir "ditched the lego hair".

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Nationwide applause marks 72nd anniversary of NHS [Video]

Nationwide applause marks 72nd anniversary of NHS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led a nationwide clap for key workers on the NHS’s 72nd anniversary, along with the woman who started the weekly Thursday night applause during the first 10 weeks of..

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Starmer joins NHS celebrations from London home [Video]

Starmer joins NHS celebrations from London home

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer applauded the NHS outside his home in London as the National Health Service marks its 72nd anniversary. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Labour leader pays tribute to NHS as he remembers his mother’s death [Video]

Labour leader pays tribute to NHS as he remembers his mother’s death

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has paid tribute to the NHS on its 72nd anniversary, saying the health service has a personal resonance for him as his late mother worked for it.His comments come as the..

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Starmer supports govt’s action on Hong Kong security law [Video]

Starmer supports govt’s action on Hong Kong security law

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that his party agrees with the course of action that the government has set out following the announcement of Hong Kong’s “shocking” security law. Report..

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PMQs: Johnson and Starmer clash over Leicester lockdown [Video]

PMQs: Johnson and Starmer clash over Leicester lockdown

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer asked why the Government was "so slow to act" to implement a lockdown in Leicester after it knew of a spike in virus cases.During PMQs, he told the Commons: "At the daily..

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PMQs: PM's investment announcements only 0.2% of GDP [Video]

PMQs: PM's investment announcements only 0.2% of GDP

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has criticised the investment announcements made in a speech by Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday, which he claimed amount to "investment equivalent to less than a..

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PMQs: Starmer attacks government over Leicester delays [Video]

PMQs: Starmer attacks government over Leicester delays

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has questioned Prime Minister Boris Johnson over delays by the government to tackle the localised Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, which led to the first regional lockdown..

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Sir Keir Starmer visits north London school [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer visits north London school

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has met staff and pupils at a school in Camden, as the government announced a £1 billion funding programme for school infrastructure in England. Report by Connerv. Like..

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Labour: PM "good at promises but not delivery" [Video]

Labour: PM "good at promises but not delivery"

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has welcomed the government's extra funding for school infrastructure in England but criticised its failure to plan for the return of pupils in September. Report by..

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Labour Leader refutes criticism of Long-Bailey sacking [Video]

Labour Leader refutes criticism of Long-Bailey sacking

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has defended the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey - saying the decision was about 'restoring trust' with Jewish communities after the former Shadow Education Secretary..

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Sir Keir Starmer reacts to Glasgow stabbing incident [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer reacts to Glasgow stabbing incident

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has thanked emergency services for their work in Glasgow after six people were left hospitalised following a stabbing in a hotel. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sir Keir Starmer sends his thoughts to those affected by Glasgow incident [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer sends his thoughts to those affected by Glasgow incident

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer gives his reaction to a major incident in Glasgow which left multiple people injured. Sir Keir says his thoughts are with those affected and thanked emergency services..

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Smeeth welcomes Starmer’s approach to anti-Semitism claims [Video]

Smeeth welcomes Starmer’s approach to anti-Semitism claims

Former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Ruth Smeeth, has said that she is “relieved” by Sir Keir Starmer’s approach to anti-Semitism claims within the party. It comes after Rebecca Long-Bailey..

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Jeremy Clarkson endorsement shows Labour has changed, says Keir Starmer

Former Top Gear presenter said he could vote Labour
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Boris Johnson news – live: Keir Starmer to do unconscious racial bias training, and PM to make Huawei 5G decision 'within weeks'

The government will announce any change to Huawei's role in the UK's 5G network within weeks, said culture secretary Oliver Dowden – indicating a new intelligence report had found US sanctions have..
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Keir Starmer faces backlash from Labour's ruling committee after party defends 'racist, sexist and abusive' WhatsApp messages

Statement prepared by party lawyers said criticism was 'po-faced' and that officials had an expectation of privacy
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Ed Miliband says Labour should not downgrade climate change policies

Comments come after Keir Starmer's office suggested 2030 target could be pushed back
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Boris Johnson just used PMQs to demand praise for the towering failures he thinks he hasn't had

It was, as always, Keir Starmer's fault for failing to focus on the dwindling number of things the prime minister hasn't got wrong
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'Last chance': Keir Starmer says government must extend furlough scheme for workers at risk of losing jobs

Labour has called for the furlough scheme to be extended for workers most at risk of losing their jobs, warning it is "the last chance to act".
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Boris Johnson is 'blind to risks' of lifting lockdown, Keir Starmer says

Keir Starmer has accused prime minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons of being "blind to the risks" of easing the coronavirus lockdown.
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Boris Johnson news – live: Councils facing 'perfect storm' of coronavirus and funding shortfall, Starmer warns as PM faces questions on Leicester lockdown

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Keir Starmer jokes of press-up contest with Boris Johnson at PMQs

'Maybe question one should be first to 50,' says Labour leader
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Coronavirus: Keir Starmer accuses government of being 'asleep at the wheel' over reopening of schools in England

'I genuinely think we could have had all our children back in school by now,' says Labour leader
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Boris Johnson news - live: Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM 'wants Brexiteer' as replacement

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Tories are all talk on revamping Britain's infrastructure, Keir Starmer claims as Johnson to announce school plan

Boris Johnson announces £1bn investment in schools ahead of major speech on Tuesday
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Ed Miliband admits Keir Starmer is 'definitely' going to be a better Labour Party leader than he was

Former Labour chief returned to front bench in April as new boss replaced Jeremy Corbyn
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Ed Miliband denies purge against Labour left after Keir Starmer's decision to fire minister

Leader was 'right' to sack shadow education secretary over 'significant' error of judgement in retweeting interview containing antisemitic conspiracy theory
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More people now think Kier Starmer would be better prime minister than Boris Johnson, poll suggests

Survey shows growing discontent with government handling of coronavirus
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Keir Starmer's sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey is a Blairite moment in British politics

Boris Johnson intended to fight for a second term by building the widest possible coalition among voters of all classes and regions. Now Starmer has shown he will be fighting for the same ground
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Keir Starmer faces down left-wing rebellion amid 'significant disagreement' over Rebecca Long-Bailey sacking

MPs call for reinstatement of ex-shadow education secretary amid antisemitism row
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Keir Starmer could drop Labour's 2030 net zero climate target

Spokesperson for leader says policy will be reviewed
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UK politics news – live: Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey in row over 'antisemitic' comments by actress in Independent interview as Jenrick property row deepens

Momentum founder says Starmer needs to 'rebuild trust' with party's left Starmer says Long-Bailey's actions 'did not further cause of rebuilding trust with Jewish community' Jenrick faces fresh..
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Keir Starmer has made it clear that antisemitism is unacceptable – and removed an underperforming member of his top team

The Labour leader now has the chance to build on his impressive personal popularity by winning support from voters across the centre ground
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Rebecca Long Bailey says she was sacked before having chance to hold talks with Keir Starmer

Rebecca Long Bailey has said that she was removed from the shadow cabinet before having a chance to hold discussions she had requested with Labour leader Keir Starmer.
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Keir Starmer asks Rebecca Long-Bailey to step down after sharing article containing antisemitic conspiracy theory

Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the shadow cabinet after she shared an article containing an antisemitic conspiracy theory, a party spokesperson said.
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Boris Johnson has 'full confidence' in beleaguered Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, Downing Street says

Affair calls PM's judgement into question, says Labour leader Starmer
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Boris Johnson's judgement in question over support for under-fire cabinet minister, says Keir Starmer

'The idea that the public don't know there's something wrong here I think is false,' says Labour leader
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Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of giving 'dodgy answers' on child poverty claim

Boris Johnson has been "found out" giving dodgy figures to the House of Commons , after the children's commissioner for England branded his claims on child poverty false, Keir Starmer has told MPs.
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Boris Johnson rejects demand for urgent inquiry into government's handling of coronavirus pandemic

Starmer offers Labour support for 'un-lockdown', saying PM trying to do right thing
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Demography is not destiny – Keir Starmer can win if he gets the politics right

The Labour Together inquest into Labour's defeat in 2019 fails the test of explaining how the party very nearly won in 2017
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Boris Johnson is back to his worst – and has found a way to drag Keir Starmer down to his level

'Is it safe for schools to reopen?' he demanded of the Labour leader at PMQs, regardless of whatever he had been asked
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UK's Labour says will hold government to promise of EU deal by year-end

Britain's opposition Labour Party will hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government to its promise of securing a free trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year, the spokesman for its..
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'Is this opposition questions?': Keir Starmer offers to take Boris Johnson's place at PMQs

Keir Starmer offered to take Boris Johnson's place at prime minister's questions in the Commons, as the PM repeatedly sought to dodge a grilling about his handling of coronavirus by demanding answers..
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Boris Johnson news – live: PM U-turns over free school meals after Marcus Rashford's campaign, as Keir Starmer urges government to stop 'distractions'

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Grenfell fire three years on: Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer pay tribute as virtual service held to remember victims

Labour leader says there has been 'little justice or accountability' since tragedy
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Boris Johnson is in trouble inside and outside his own party

The prime minister's stock is falling, while Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer are riding high
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Labour's Keir Starmer most popular opposition leader since Tony Blair, poll finds

But Boris Johnson still leads in most capable prime minister as Tories top polls
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Government approval ratings plunge for fifth successive week as Keir Starmer surges in YouGov poll

Labour leader has 'landed well' with public since taking over from Jeremy Corbyn, says pollster
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's claim it is 'too early' to draw global death toll comparisons mocked by Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson has been accused of refusing to admit to the UK's sky-high coronavirus death toll by claiming it is "too early" to draw comparisons, in a clash with Keir Starmer.
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'Completely avoidable mess': Keir Starmer attacks Boris Johnson over schools reopening delay

Government's plans on restoring education lie 'in tatters', says Labour leader
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UK politics news – live: Boris Johnson to face Keir Starmer amid schools 'chaos' row and government adviser warns summer of riots could follow lockdown

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British opposition leader Starmer takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was photographed taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday.
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Black Lives Matter: Keir Starmer takes knee in solidarity with 'all those opposing anti-black racism'

Senior opposition politicians adopt protest stance ahead of George Floyd's funeral
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Keir Starmer says 'completely wrong' to tear Colston statue down but it should have gone 'long ago'

Keir Starmer has said it was "completely wrong" for protesters to tear down the statue of a 17th Century slave trader - but said it should have been removed "a long time ago".
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George Floyd protests: Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to challenge Trump to 'respect human rights'

'The UK has a moral obligation to speak out in defence of these values, no matter where in the world they are challenged'
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Keir Starmer becomes first opposition leader to hold regular radio phone-in with new LBC show

First 'Call Keir' will air next Monday
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Keir Starmer says Boris Johnson ignored his offer to work together on reopening schools

Labour leader Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of ignoring his offer to help build a consensus around the reopening of schools in England.
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Keir Starmer says 1km queue of MPs was 'shameful' and breached equalities act

Sir Keir Starmer has said scenes of MPs queueing around the parliamentary estate to vote was "shameful" and claimed it was a clear case of indirect discrimination under the Equalities Act.
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Coronavirus: Starmer accuses government of 'winging' pandemic response

'Confidence has collapsed,' Labour leader claims
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Boris Johnson news – live: Keir Starmer says time for PM to 'get a grip' to stop second wave, as government faces questions over leaked test and trace figures

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Johnson urged to 'get a grip' on UK virus strategy

The PM is accused of "winging it" by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and risking a new wave of infections.
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