Keir Starmer

Is the Labour leadership contest already a done deal?

12 February 2020 12:57

Labour’s leadership contest has been attracting less and less media interest as it goes on. Despite this, Jeremy Corbyn’s successor…

Starmer’s double standards

4 February 2020 12:45

Keir Starmer has complained to the head of the civil service after a spat between political journalists and Downing Street.…

What is Lisa Nandy’s route to victory in the Labour leadership contest?

22 January 2020 16:00

With Lisa Nandy making it onto the ballot paper in the Labour leadership contest, the competition has just got rather…

Keir Starmer is Labour’s ‘continuity Miliband’ contender

22 January 2020 6:30

Rebecca Long-Bailey denies she is the ‘Continuity Cobynism’ candidate in Labour’s leadership election. Her public statements suggest otherwise. Having given…

Keir Starmer makes it onto the Labour leadership ballot: who else will join him?

20 January 2020 18:15

Keir Starmer has made it through to the final round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the backing of…

Keir Starmer’s revisionist history

18 January 2020 19:33

Keir Starmer has clearly decided that in order to win over the membership he must appear sympathetic to Corbyn and…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

17 January 2020 16:08

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 10:10

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

Keir Starmer wins big union backing in Labour leadership contest

8 January 2020 15:39

Keir Starmer, clearly the frontrunner in the Labour leadership contest, has just secured the backing of trade union Unison. This…

Keir Starmer lurches left with campaign launch

5 January 2020 11:40

The Labour leadership contest is yet to get officially underway – with an NEC meeting to be held on Monday…

Keir Starmer looks and sounds middle class precisely because he’s working class

19 December 2019 10:40

Despite being beaten by an Old Etonian with ‘de Pfeffel’ as his middle name, the Labour Party has descended into…

MPs have plenty of time to read Boris’s Brexit bill

22 October 2019 10:59

The Withdrawal Bill that has been published is pretty dull stuff – even by my standards. There are nonetheless rather…

Keir Starmer prepares for life after Jeremy Corbyn

24 September 2019 10:09

If you’re a pro-Remain Labour member angry that the conference yesterday voted narrowly – and chaotically – to maintain the…

Labour U-turn: ‘Brexit can be stopped’

12 November 2018 10:03

With Theresa May’s government seemingly on the brink of collapse over the backstop agreement, the Prime Minister can take heart…

Keir Starmer goes off script in Brexit conference speech

25 September 2018 11:38

This year’s Labour conference has been praised for adopting a more professional tone than previous years. However, today that message…

Full text: Keir Starmer’s Labour conference speech on Brexit

25 September 2018 11:18

Conference, the last two years have not been easy. Like many of you, I was devastated by the referendum result. Like many…

Sunday shows round-up: Michael Gove – Chequers Brexit deal will honour the referendum result

8 July 2018 16:52

After an away day at Chequers on Friday, the Cabinet has finally agreed on a compromise approach for negotiating the…

Sunday shows round-up: Nicola Sturgeon, Keir Starmer, Ken Clarke, Dominic Raab

10 June 2018 18:00

Keir Starmer – Tory Remainers should vote with us The week ahead promises a showdown in the House of Commons…

Labour discovers that there is no easyBrexit

11 December 2017 15:42

Despite the government reaching its long-awaited milestone of ’sufficient progress’ in the Brexit talks last week, certain key figures on…

Where will the real trouble come from on the EU Withdrawal Bill?

1 September 2017 16:33

Things may be rather awkward for David Davis in Brussels at the moment, but at least he doesn’t need to…