Keir Starmer

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…

Will this be Keir Starmer’s Kinnock moment?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Next week, when Keir Starmer appears on stage at Labour conference in Brighton, it will be the first time he…

Keir Starmer’s essay is a cliché-ridden disaster

23 September 2021 9:48 pm

Many years ago, a tabloid newspaper played an unkind prank on the author of a very long and much talked-about…

Keir Starmer: my vision for the future of the Labour party

23 September 2021 7:00 pm

Below is the full text of Keir Starmer’s essay, published by the Fabian Society, on his vision for the Labour…

Why Boris Johnson’s opponents keep failing

30 August 2021 4:13 pm

Which Boris Johnson should Labour fight? There is little doubt about the personality traits most left-wing activists think they have…

Floods force Labour reconciliation

29 July 2021 3:07 am

The morass of flooding politics have claimed a fair few scalps over the years. Those with long memories will recall the…

Starmer faces a difficult summer

27 July 2021 10:20 pm

Like Covid data, polling data has a built-in time lag of several days. Those sifting the evidence on coronavirus typically…

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…