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# Keir Starmer

This year
# Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin should reconsider stance on all-party talks with UK Govt, says Donaldson
The decision to exclude McDonald from the talks has been criticised by the Government and Sinn Féin.
# Ivana Bacik
Irish Labour leader hails UK counterpart but disagrees with his ban on MPs joining protests
Ivana Bacik said she sees what Keir Starmer has done as a lesson the Labour party here can follow.
Last year
# oh lord
Keir Starmer plans to abolish House of Lords
The UK Labour leader wants to radically reform constitutional politics with a new elected chamber.
# uk general election
Labour leader Keir Starmer calls for a general election 'now' after Liz Truss resigns as PM
‘The Conservative Party has shown it no longer has a mandate to govern,’ said Keir Starmer.
# tory conference
Truss admits mistakes over mini-budget but stands by tax-cutting package
Truss rejected calls to sack Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng over his mini-budget turmoil.
# UK
UK Labour's Starmer vows to reverse ‘wrongheaded’ cut to income tax for rich
Keir Starmer rejected the UK Government’s “trickle down” economics approach.
# Russia
Russia blacklists 39 more British citizens including Keir Starmer and David Cameron
Moscow has banned several dozen British politicians and journalists from entering Russia.
# here for keir
Sacked Labour spokesman says he ‘absolutely’ believes Starmer should become UK Prime Minister
Sam Tarry was sacked from the front bench on Wednesday hours after joining strikers at an RMT picket line at Euston station.
# Gone from the frontbench
UK Labour member sacked by Keir Starmer says it is time to 'reclaim' the party
His removal as a spokesperson earlier this week was met with fury from unions and the party’s left wing of the party.
# Explainer
Labour leader Keir Starmer accused of 'own goal' for sacking an MP after he joined a rail picket
The British Labour leader has been accused of turning ‘a Tory transport crisis into a Labour story’.
# Confidence Vote
Boris Johnson wins late night confidence vote after bruising Commons debate
The UK Prime Minister is now expected to continue in his role for the next seven weeks.
# Keir Starmer
Keir Starmer denies using Holocaust memorial for political purposes
The British Labour leader said a visit to the Berlin memorial was part of his duty as a leader to prevent future atrocities.
# beergate
Starmer and Rayner will not be fined over ‘beergate’, say police
The British Labour leadership duo had vowed to quit if police had taken action against them.
# UK by-election
Johnson ‘full of optimism’ as voting closes in two crucial UK by-elections
The two by-elections, both triggered after the previous Tory MPs resigned due to scandals, are seen as key tests for Boris Johnson’s leadership.
# UK Labour
On Dublin visit, Keir Starmer accuses Johnson of taking 'wrecking ball' to UK-Irish relations
Starmer’s visit comes as the UK Government revealed plans to introduce legislation that would override parts of the Brexit.
# Visit
British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row
Starmer will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President Michael D Higgins during the visit.
# UK
Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches
UK police have reopened an investigation into an event Starmer attended in Durham which was dubbed ‘Beer-gate’ by critics.
# beergate
Keir Starmer ‘not ducking scrutiny’ over Covid questions, ally insists
UK ahadow health secretary Wes Streeting defended the Labour leader from what he called Tory mud-slinging.
# Ah Keir
Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row
A leaked memo suggested the beer and curry Starmer had with colleagues during UK coronavirus restrictions was planned in advance.
# Local Elections
Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats
Labour celebrated gains but their joy was overshadowed by the announcement of a police probe into whether Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules.
# Ah Keir
Keir Starmer to be investigated over ‘beergate’ allegations - Labour leader denies Covid breach
The Labour leader has been under pressure since footage emerged of him drinking with colleagues in 2021.
# savile slur
Labour's Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of inciting mob with violent fascist conspiracy theory
Starmer said the UK Prime Minister had used a ‘deliberate slur without any basis in fact’.
# London
Police step in as Labour leader Keir Starmer targeted by mob near UK Parliament
The Labour leader faced baseless allegations of “protecting paedophiles” after the Prime Minister used a widely criticised smear.
# no 10
Four of Boris Johnson's key advisers quit in one day as political pressure mounts
Today, Johnson backtracked on the criticised and debunked claim that Starmer failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile.
# westminster
Johnson refuses to withdraw accusation that Labour leader failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile
Keir Starmer said the UK Prime Minister is “parroting the conspiracy theories of violent fascists to try to score cheap political points”.
# Sue Gray Report
Boris Johnson’s Jimmy Savile comment about Labour leader Keir Starmer branded a 'disgrace'
The UK Prime Minister was hitting out at Labour criticism over the Sue Gray report in a fired-up House of Commons showing today.
All time
# London
Boris Johnson under pressure from Christmas party claims as Covid Plan B comes into effect
A senior Tory MP urged Boris Johnson to “get a grip” on matters.
# Ken Loach
'Wind That Shakes The Barley' director Ken Loach ‘expelled’ from British Labour Party
The life long socialist said he had been ejected after he refused to ‘disown’ other critics of the party leadership.
# Northern Ireland
Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland doesn’t trust Boris Johnson as an ‘honest broker’.
The Labour leader was speaking during two days of official engagements in the region.
# Jill Mortimer
UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years
The defeat will be a blow to Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour.
# Lobbying
‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson
Johnson sent the businessman a text about the tax status of his workers: “I will fix it tomo! We need you.”
# Keir Starmer
UK Labour party leader clashes with pub landlord in lockdown row
The Raven pub later said on Twitter that it had not intended to ‘hijack’ the Labour leader’s visit to Bath.
# social distancing
UK mulls move to one-metre distancing as expert says earlier lockdown could've saved thousands of lives
Professor Neil Ferguson said that if the UK government imposed restrictions a week earlier, the death toll could’ve been halved.
# fresh faces
'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team
The new Labour leader appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy as shadow foreign secretary.
So who exactly is new UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?
Starmer was elected as leader of the party earlier today, replacing Jeremy Corbyn.
# another future is possible
Keir Starmer launches bid for UK Labour leadership with video emphasising trade union roots
The video also features words of support from Stephen Lawrence’s mother, saying he was “instrumental” in getting justice.
# Labour leadership
Keir Starmer is front runner to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, according to new poll
Starmer would beat Rebecca Long-Bailey, who has been seen as the Corbyn camp’s favoured successor.
# crucial vote
Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans
The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.
# second referendum
Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march in London as MPs delay decision
Thousands of people took to the streets of London today to call for a second referendum.
# yellowhammer
Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'
Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.