Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer's fundamental problem

17 July 2021 4:05 pm

Half a century ago, Willie Whitelaw accused Harold Wilson of ‘going around the country stirring up apathy’. I can think…

Boris's cunning has allowed him to share in England's Euro 2020 glory

10 July 2021 3:45 pm

You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose. That was the formula of legendary New York governor Mario Cuomo and…

How Keir Starmer can rescue his leadership

2 July 2021 8:23 pm

In January 1990 things looked truly bleak for Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager. He had not won a trophy…

What does Starmer actually stand for?

29 June 2021 11:55 pm

The biggest reason Keir Starmer has proved a flop is not that he leads an unelectable rabble, or that Labour’s…

Why Labour should stick with Starmer – even if he loses Batley

28 June 2021 8:19 pm

Things could be bleak for Labour in the Batley and Spen by-election this Thursday. Throughout an ugly and dispiriting campaign…

Keir Starmer’s days are numbered

26 June 2021 9:00 am

I think Keir’s had it. This may not discomfort you terribly, I know. Still less the fact that Labour will…

Labour's worrying descent into communalism

23 June 2021 12:26 am

Labour’s candidate in Batley and Spen, Kim Leadbeater, reportedly pulled out of a hustings featuring George Galloway over the weekend.…

How Starmer can beat Boris

12 June 2021 3:30 pm

How should Keir Starmer deal with a problem like Boris Johnson? Despite the Prime Minister’s mistakes in the handling of…

The progressive imperialism of Keir Starmer’s Palestine policy

12 June 2021 2:57 am

There are two ways to look at Sir Keir Starmer’s call for the Prime Minister ‘to press for a renewed…

Labour is in last chance saloon

5 June 2021 5:30 pm

If they have any sense – a proposition I will test later – officials from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and…

What Donald Trump told me about Theresa May

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Following my abrupt departure from Good Morning Britain after declining to apologise for disbelieving Meghan ‘Princess Pinocchio’ Markle, I’ve been…

Keir Starmer’s interview gamble pays off

2 June 2021 6:52 pm

One of the biggest challenges for any leader of the opposition is getting noticed. Doing that requires taking some risks…

Watch: Keir Starmer refuses to deny taking drugs at university

2 June 2021 7:17 am

Keir Starmer’s appearance on Piers Morgan’s ‘Life Stories’ is a sign of desperation. The Labour leader knows he must do…

'There is no alternative': Why Boris will keep winning

30 May 2021 4:00 pm

Those of us who generally wish this Government well and consider Boris Johnson a preferable holder of the office of…

Sir Keir was defeated by his own strategy at PMQs

20 May 2021 1:21 am

The great thing about being trashed in the polls is that the tiniest improvement looks like a triumphant comeback. At…

Andy Burnham is Labour's king over the water

19 May 2021 3:00 pm

There are few things so perilous for an under-performing opposition leader as the emergence of a ‘king over the water’.…

Keir Starmer isn’t Labour’s biggest problem

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Keir Starmer has turned a drama into a crisis. The local elections were always going to be difficult for Labour.…

Nine lessons from the elections

10 May 2021 10:44 pm

Here are the big things I learned from Thursday’s elections and their aftermath. 1. The Scottish parliament will vote to…

Starmer is Labour's Iain Duncan Smith

10 May 2021 9:25 pm

After a gruelling election campaign the most important thing to do is to have a rest and have a think. Everyone…

Welsh Labour proves again it's a distinctive, winning brand

9 May 2021 1:25 am

After the news of a Tory landslide in Hartlepool was announced early Friday morning, senior Welsh Labour figures were worried.…

Can Starmer reverse the horror of Hartlepool?

7 May 2021 6:55 pm

The Tory victory in Hartlepool, with a swing of 16 per cent and the biggest increase in a governing party’s…

Hartlepool and the theft of the Labour party

5 May 2021 4:00 pm

When the unthinkable happened in 1882 and England lost a test match on home soil to Australia there followed a…

The dirty truth about ‘sleaze’

1 May 2021 9:00 am

‘Sleaze, sleaze, sleaze!’ exclaimed Sir Keir Starmer in Prime Minister’s Questions last week, hoping that a triple serving might stick.…

Starmer will regret his submission to liberal intolerance

7 April 2021 3:15 am

Keir Starmer obviously regrets visiting Jesus House last week because of the furore it has caused in his own party.…

Can Starmer overcome his Hartlepool problem?

23 March 2021 6:00 pm

Labour have picked their candidate in Hartlepool ahead of the rest of the pack. Unfortunately for them, they have chosen…