Keir Starmer

My list of Britain’s national character flaws

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Before we start, let’s firmly establish my long-standing affection for the United Kingdom. Why, some of my best friends are…

After Starmer: what’s next for Labour?

14 May 2022 9:00 am

What’s next for Labour – and the Tories?

How hard is it to see an NHS dentist?

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Biergate Sir Keir Starmer was facing the scandal of ‘beergate’. Biergate is a lane in the Lincolnshire village of Grainthorpe.…

Starmer won't talk about sex and gender. That's a problem

29 March 2022 3:10 am

Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t want to talk about penises. He’s going to have to do it anyway, and he’s not…

Starmer is playing into Iran's hands

23 March 2022 9:45 pm

Who was to blame for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe being held captive in Iran? It shouldn’t take a professor of ethics to…

Keir Starmer’s gender identity muddle

13 March 2022 10:36 pm

If you needed any sign that the Labour party is still deeply confused about gender identity and sex, look no…

Why we shouldn't ban Russia Today

23 February 2022 11:49 pm

Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, has written to Ofcom urging it to keep the situation with Russia Today ‘very carefully…

No one has done more to save Boris than Keir Starmer

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has a lot of people to thank for his survival in 10 Downing Street, but Keir Starmer should…

Mob hound Starmer outside parliament

8 February 2022 6:40 am

An uneventful Monday was enlivened this evening by some rather unappealing scenes outside parliament. Walking back from a Ministry of…

PMQs: Boris doubles down on Jimmy Savile claims

3 February 2022 12:35 am

Today’s PMQs suggests that some of the immediate heat has gone the partygate crisis, if only temporarily. Sir Keir Starmer…

Johnson's defence deteriorates

1 February 2022 3:50 am

That Boris Johnson regards the Gray update as an opportunity to come up for air was very clear from his…

A rather pointless PMQs lets Boris off the hook

27 January 2022 12:09 am

Given the extraordinarily low expectations, Prime Minister’s Questions went reasonably well for Boris Johnson today. That is partly because it…

Banana republic Britain and the curse of reverse exceptionalism

29 December 2021 6:15 pm

A day did not go by on social media in 2021 without some high-profile performative outrage about Boris Johnson and…

Labour in limbo over Covid curbs

28 December 2021 7:52 pm

Wes Streeting has enjoyed something of a dream start since his promotion to shadow health secretary a month ago. Confident…

Boris throws his staff under the bus

9 December 2021 12:16 am

What possible lines of defence could the Prime Minister come up with after the leaking of footage showing his Downing…

The sleaze row isn't finished yet

15 November 2021 10:28 pm

Number 10 will have been relieved that the weekend did not bring new stories about Conservative MPs raking in lots…

Rishi in, Keir out: 2020's most popular baby names

19 October 2021 7:56 am

Once the popularity of politicians was judged by how many babies they were asked to kiss – now it’s by…

Will Starmer move against the Socialist Campaign Group?

3 October 2021 2:25 pm

The Conservative party conference begins tomorrow in Manchester. Coming at a time of fuel shortages, tax rises and post-Covid drift,…

Its own opposition: Labour’s conference was all about in-fighting

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Labour’s conference was all about in-fighting

Labour’s Scottish problem isn’t going away

29 September 2021 8:11 pm

Certain questions are eternal and many of them are correspondingly dreary too. ‘How should Labour deal with the SNP?’ and…

The trouble with 'Angiemania'

29 September 2021 2:39 am

The most annoying thing about Angela Rayner’s branding of the Tories as ‘scum’ was not that it offended some Tories,…

Starmer is missing a major trick

28 September 2021 10:50 pm

Labour’s party conference slogan is ‘stronger future together’. It’s sufficiently anodyne that despite it being emblazoned all over a massive…

No, Keir, trans women like me do not have cervixes

27 September 2021 7:05 pm

Andrew Marr’s question was simple and straightforward, ‘[Is] someone who thinks that only women have a cervix welcome in the…

Starmer secures a narrow victory against the left

27 September 2021 7:07 am

Keir Starmer this evening managed to scrape through his reforms to how Labour elects its leader. The victory follows a…