Sir Keir Starmer

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

Sir Keir Starmer has challenged Boris Johnson over whether he has read the report that warns of 120,000 deaths in a second coronavirus wave.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

The Prime Minister did not apologise but said he takes full responsibility for decisions made in care homes in response to coronavirus.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of failing to address criticism of coronavirus policy when lives and livelihoods are at stake.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from Labour front bench over retweet

Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from Labour front bench over retweet

Keir Starmer asked the shadow education secretary to step down after she shared an article containing an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory”.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

The Prime Minister has claimed that no other country in the world has managed to develop a properly functioning coronavirus tracing app.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer said "nothing has been done" to remove the NHS fee for foreign health workers since the PM promised to drop the charge in May.

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

The Labour leader sparked cheers and jeers during PMQs as he offered to switch places with the PM during a heated debate over schools.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Keir Starmer brands DFID announcement ‘pure distraction’

Keir Starmer brands DFID announcement ‘pure distraction’

Keir Starmer has criticised Boris Johnson’s move to scrap the Department for International Development in a merger with the Foreign Office.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson must take responsibility "for his own failings" in a row over reopening the UK’s schools amid lockdown.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson to address Donald Trump's response to the death of George Floyd when he next speaks to him.

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

The PM defended the controversial move to bring MPs back to the Commons after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer branded it “shameful”.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

talkRADIO poll: Majority want Dominic Cummings out

talkRADIO poll: Majority want Dominic Cummings out

talkRADIO's social media polls have shown that most people think the PM's top aide should resign after he was accused of flouting lockdown.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

The U-turn follows a Tory revolt over the scheme and opposition calls for the government to reconsider in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

The opposition leader implored the government to review the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS staff in light of the coronavirus crisis.

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

The PM said he is confident the UK will have a coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1 after criticism from Keir Starmer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

The PM has announced £600 million for infection control in British care homes, after accusations of being “too slow” in tackling the crisis.

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

The Labour leader said is was "obvious" the UK stopped comparing Covid-19 death tolls once the UK's number became the highest in Europe.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

The Labour leader criticised Boris Johnson for announcing lockdown changes on television before presenting the full document to Parliament.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

As Britain's death toll became the highest in Europe, the Labour leader asked at PMQs: “How on Earth did it come to this?”

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Keir Starmer urges Labour to be ‘prouder of being patriotic’

Keir Starmer urges Labour to be ‘prouder of being patriotic’

The Labour leader urged his party to be prouder of being patriotic and said differences between Brexit beliefs were “yesterday’s argument”.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Facing Dominic Raab at PMQs, the Labour leader claimed the UK could be on track for one of the worst death rates in Europe.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

Sir Keir Starmer has accused the government of a “pattern” of slow responses to Covid-19 in his first PMQs as Labour leader today.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Leaked report ‘invalidates’ Jeremy Corbyn criticism, says activist

Leaked report ‘invalidates’ Jeremy Corbyn criticism, says activist

Labour activist Christian Wolmar said a leaked report into the party's handling of antisemitism showed attempts to “sabotage” the party.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Who is in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet?

Who is in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet?

Sir Keir Starmer promised to select “talented, balanced” top team as he became the new leader of the Labour Party.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I can’t wait to see Keir Starmer in Number 10

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I can’t wait to see Keir Starmer in Number 10

The defeated candidate said Sir Keir Starmer "will be a brilliant Prime Minister" as she led the congratulations to the new Labour leader.

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Sir Keir Starmer has won the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Government 'committed to media freedom', says Minister after press walkout

Government 'committed to media freedom', says Minister after press walkout

The head of the civil service has been urged to investigate the "deeply disturbing" decision to order journalists to leave the press briefing

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

The shadow Brexit secretary has said he is considering a run at succeeding Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer has warned Britain “won’t go back to normal” no matter whether Britain leaves the European Union or decides to stay.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

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Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

A cross-party Brexit deal will need to include a second referendum in order to receive the backing of Labour MPs, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

The Labour Party has had an amendment that would have demanded the Prime Minister bring her Brexit deal in front of the Commons on February 27 defeated

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

MPs will vote on Monday as to whether the government is in contempt of parliament for not publishing the legal advice relating to the Brexit deal

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Chief Brexit adviser Olly Robbins reportedly wrote to Theresa May warning the Irish border backstop would be a 'bad outcome'

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

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Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has said Britain's withdrawal from the European Union "can be stopped".

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

David Miliband a 'political has-been' says Brexit commentator

David Miliband a 'political has-been' says Brexit commentator

David Miliband a 'political has-been' says Brexit commentator

David Miliband has returned to UK politics to join forces with Sir Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan to push for a softer Brexit

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Amendment would prevent Britain leaving the EU without an agreement on a future relationship

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

'One of the most important amendments of the entire process', says shadow Brexit minister

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, who disagrees with the Unite leader

Starmer hits back at McCluskey in Labour anti-Semitism row

Starmer hits back at McCluskey in Labour anti-Semitism row

Latest row erupts after Corbyn's Jewish community bridge-building attempt backfired

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Membership of a customs union is a key Brexit issue

Commons showdown looms as government suffers double defeat on Brexit legislation

Commons showdown looms as government suffers double defeat on Brexit legislation

'Theresa May must listen to the growing chorus of voices and rethink her approach,' says Shadow Brexit Secretary

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn keen to resist pressure to give details of Labour's Brexit plans

Jeremy Corbyn keen to resist pressure to give details of Labour's Brexit plans

Jeremy Corbyn keen to resist pressure to give details of Labour's Brexit plans

Comments in recent days from key figures have suggested the party would favour continued membership in the single market

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Brexit: Labour warns 'Government could be in contempt' over redacting documents on economic impact of EU withdrawal

Brexit: Labour warns 'Government could be in contempt' over redacting economic impact documents

Labour warns 'Government could be in contempt' over Brexit redactions

David Davis provided redacted documents to the Commons Exiting the EU committee of the economic impact of Brexit

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer claims EU doesn't believe Theresa May can uphold promises

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer claims EU doesn't believe Theresa May can uphold promises

Sir Keir Starmer claims EU doesn't believe Theresa May can uphold Brexit vows

The shadow Brexit secretary gave an interview to The Guardian newspaper ahead of the Prime Minister's address on Brexit in Florence

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

David Davis suggests UK could keep custom union agreements for short time post-Brexit

David Davis suggests UK could keep custom union agreements for short time post-Brexit

David Davis suggests temporary time period to keep existing customs arrangements

The Brexit Secretary is to publish a paper on Tuesday outlining the proposals, intended to avoid disruption to British businesses

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Brexit: Diane Abbott insists Labour's not 'taking options off the table'

Brexit: Diane Abbott insists Labour's not 'taking options off the table'

Diane Abbott insists Labour's not 'taking options off the table' for Brexit

The shadow home secretary spoke to BBC Newsnight about Labour's plans for the withdrawal from the bloc

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

General Election: Labour vows to guarantee EU national rights if they win

Labour hints at delaying Brexit if Parliament rejects deal

Labour hints at delaying Brexit if Parliament rejects deal

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted Labour would go for a different deal in Brexit negotiations than what Theresa May had planned

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer lays out what he wants to hear from Theresa May ahead of Article 50 triggering

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer lays out what he wants to hear from Theresa May ahead of Article 50 triggering

Sir Keir Starmer says what he wants to hear from Theresa May

The shadow Brexit secretary spoke to Paul Ross ahead of the beginning of the formal negotiation period

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Government Ministers seek to overturn House of Lords demand after first bill defeat

Government ministers vow to overturn Brexit defeat in Lords

Government ministers vow to overturn Brexit defeat in Lords

The Lords defied Theresa May over an opposition amendment to guarantee the rights of EU nationals

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Brexit: Labour weathers onslaught after backing Article 50 plan reveal

Brexit: Labour weathers onslaught after backing Article 50 plan reveal

Brexit: Labour weathers onslaught after backing Article 50 plan reveal

The party has been heavily criticised for agreeing to vote to trigger Article 50 if Theresa May laid out her plan for Brexit, after the vote passed by a majority in the House of Commons yesterday