Keir Starmer

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…

Starmer’s long game: party repair comes before opposition politics

20 March 2021 9:00 am

There’s logic behind the Labour leader’s approach

Unopposed: why is Keir Starmer making life so easy for the PM?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The dangers of the Starmer-Johnson double act

Labour has stumbled into the royal culture war

9 March 2021 5:45 pm

Given Starmer’s aim of getting red wall voters back on side, Labour should not have touched the Harry and Meghan…

Can Labour capture the spirit of the post-war era?

21 February 2021 6:00 pm

The right is usually much better than the left at harnessing the awesome power of the folk memories that surround…

Keir Starmer is attacking a Tory party that no longer exists

18 February 2021 11:50 pm

There has been a bit of a commentariat pile-on against Starmer in the last couple of weeks; not just from…

What Starmer can learn from Miliband's mug

16 February 2021 6:03 pm

Since becoming Labour leader, Keir Starmer has single-mindedly been trying to persuade red wall voters that Labour is ‘patriotic’, just like…

Mandelson's return is a sign of Labour's problems

15 February 2021 6:17 pm

It is instructive that, faced with his first wobbles as leader of the opposition, the person Keir Starmer has reached…

Has Brexit already destroyed Labour’s chances?

2 January 2021 4:41 am

Part of the soap opera appeal of politics comes from the idea that it is a competitive sport based on…

Can Boris win round his rebel MPs?

5 December 2020 9:00 am

The beginning of the end for Theresa May was when she tried to see if she could pass her Brexit…

Have Boris and Starmer worked out each other's weaknesses?

26 November 2020 3:12 am

Sir Keir Starmer is continuing to use his Prime Minister’s Questions to build a narrative about the government’s lack of…

Keir Starmer should purge Labour of the far-left

23 November 2020 2:57 am

Sir Keir Starmer was having such a good year. He broke cover early on to attack the government’s handling of…

Keir Starmer should welcome a Labour party split

11 November 2020 9:59 pm

‘A split party will be doomed to defeat,’ says Len McCluskey, with a hint of threat. The left of Labour…

This lockdown comes at a high political cost

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Keir Starmer has his first attack line of the next general election campaign. He will say that England’s second lockdown…

What will post-pandemic politics look like?

31 October 2020 9:00 am

A few days ago, I came across a group of Tory MPs in a House of Commons corridor looking rather…

Time for me to be more assertive

26 September 2020 9:00 am

In the light of recent articles in The Spectator, I think it is vital I should point out here and…

My run-in with the New York Times

5 September 2020 9:00 am

It’s never a good sign when you’re watching a scene of street terror in yet another gut-churning YouTube video and…

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My run-in with the New York Times

3 September 2020 1:20 pm

It’s never a good sign when you’re watching a scene of street terror in yet another gut-churning YouTube video and…

The real test for Starmer will come post-Covid

2 September 2020 12:44 am

Labour is gearing up for its first big Commons clash since returning from recess this afternoon, with shadow education secretary…

Why Keir Starmer no longer needs to fear the left of his party

25 August 2020 11:39 pm

John McDonnell, Corbyn’s right hand man for four and a half years, was full of praise when asked about the…

Keir Starmer would be wise to avoid a Lib Dem alliance

14 August 2020 11:51 pm

The myth that is developing goes like this: Labour can’t win enough seats to form a majority government at the…

Will masks mean the end of smiling at strangers?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

I’ve been a regular runner for 40 years, pounding my way across Hampstead Heath to Kenwood House and back. This…

Why isn’t the government learning the lessons of ‘red wall’ towns?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

A rare illness has broken out in Westminster. Last week a case of what was known before Brexit as ‘consensus’…

Keir Starmer’s bizarre Black Lives Matter re-education

7 July 2020 12:06 am

So now we know what happens if you criticise Black Lives Matter. You’ll be packed off for re-education. You will…