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Keir Starmer expected to back purge of far-left Labour factions
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Keir Starmer expected to back purge of far-left Labour factions

Keir Starmer is preparing to support a purge of far-left factions that were vocal supporters of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. After 15 months of being party leader, Starmer is expected to support a proposal before the party’s governing body on Tuesday to proscribe four named groups. The proposal, first reported in the Daily Mirror, has angered leftwing...

Labour calls for urgent inquiry into ‘rape culture’ in schools
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Labour calls for urgent inquiry into ‘rape culture’ in schools

The government should hold an urgent inquiry into claims of a “rape culture” in some schools, Labour has said. It comes after the chair of parliament’s education committee said the government need to seriously look into claims made about more than 100 establishments. Opposition leader Keir Starmer on Monday backed a call by the chair of...

Starmer accepts end of EU free movement in Brexit reversal
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Starmer accepts end of EU free movement in Brexit reversal

Keir Starmer has abandoned the commitment to free movement of people in the European Union he made to Labour members during the party’s leadership contest. The Labour leader said his party had to be honest with the public, and that if it won the next general election a major renegotiation of the Brexit treaty would not be possible. The...

Labour infighting inquiry ‘damaging Starmer’s position’
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Labour infighting inquiry ‘damaging Starmer’s position’

The results of a “nightmare” inquiry into Labour infighting are to be published within weeks in a development that will further erode Sir Keir Starmer’s attempts to unify the party. Insiders have become concerned that Starmer has created a “major flashpoint” by launching an independent inquiry to examine the commissioning, publication and contents of a highly controversial...

Keir Starmer denies Jeremy Corbyn Labour whip despite end of suspension
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Keir Starmer denies Jeremy Corbyn Labour whip despite end of suspension

Keir Starmer has decided not to readmit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn as a Labour MP, arguing that he has undermined efforts to restore the party’s reputation in the Jewish community. An NEC disciplinary panel lifted the suspension of Corbyn’s party membership on Tuesday. That decision was made after he issued a conciliatory statement “clarifying” controversial remarks he...

A real party island: Keir Starmer’s desert discs have Stormzy and soul
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A real party island: Keir Starmer’s desert discs have Stormzy and soul

It is a music collection that has something for the former heartlands, the masses and the hundreds of thousands of youthful members who joined the party under Jeremy Corbyn – but Sir Keir Starmer has insisted focus groups had no role in a Desert Island Discs selection that appears to reach out to different Labour wings. The Labour leader...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of “spraying money” at private companies for PPE and PR while letting down millions of self-employed people and thousands who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic. In fiery exchanges at prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons, the Labour leader said the government had spent £130m this year on public relations...