Keir Starmer

Hartlepool by-election polls: the 16 runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
Fact file

Hartlepool by-election polls: the 16 runners and the favourite to win

Labour sends in top guns as party faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
12 Apr 2021
Red wall voters see Keir Starmer as ‘Mr Man-on-the-fence’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

Red wall voters see Keir Starmer as ‘Mr Man-on-the-fence’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Apr 2021
Labour reshuffle: the potential winners and losers
Keir Starmer Anneliese Dodds
Behind the scenes

Labour reshuffle: the potential winners and losers

Keir Starmer backs Anneliese Dodds to stay put as shadow chancellor - for now
30 Mar 2021
‘Starmer on the back foot because he lacks the vision to be on the front’
Keir Starmer
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‘Starmer on the back foot because he lacks the vision to be on the front’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
29 Mar 2021
‘Covid risk awareness can’t turn into crippling caution’
Boris Johnson at the first daily Covid press briefing
Instant Opinion

‘Covid risk awareness can’t turn into crippling caution’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Mar 2021
Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?
Keir Starmer outside his home in London
Today’s big question

Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?

Tories ‘gagging for a fight’ following resignation of northern constituency’s scandal-hit Labour MP
17 Mar 2021
‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Mar 2021

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Has coronavirus made May’s local elections impossible to call?
A composite image of Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer appearing at PMQs
Today’s big question

Has coronavirus made May’s local elections impossible to call?

Keir Starmer’s first electoral test comes amid possible ‘vaccine boost’ for Boris Johnson
11 Mar 2021
Tory minister hits back at criticism of 1% pay rise for NHS staff
NHS nurses transport a patient out of surgery.
Behind the scenes

Tory minister hits back at criticism of 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Nadine Dorries dismisses anger over ‘pitiful’ planned increase by arguing that nurses ‘do their job because they love their job’
5 Mar 2021
‘The grotesque sight of Labour united with right-wing Tory rebels’
Keir Starmer makes a statement on the UK economy
Instant Opinion

‘The grotesque sight of Labour united with right-wing Tory rebels’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Feb 2021
Labour Left accuses party of mayoral ‘stitch-up’
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
Behind the scenes

Labour Left accuses party of mayoral ‘stitch-up’

 Corbynite candidate excluded from newly relaunched selection race in Liverpool
24 Feb 2021
‘The pandemic and our response to it will change our economy and society forever’
Metropolitan Police officers patrol as people walk in Hyde Park
Instant Opinion

‘The pandemic and our response to it will change our economy and society forever’

22 Feb 2021
‘Keir Starmer has no overarching vision for the country’
Keir Starmer delivers a speech at Labour headquarters in London
Instant Opinion

‘Keir Starmer has no overarching vision for the country’

19 Feb 2021
Keir Starmer lays out his vision for Labour - but will it work?
Keir Starmer delivers a speech at Labour headquarters in London
Today’s big question

Keir Starmer lays out his vision for Labour - but will it work?

Opposition leader calls for ‘biggest economic shake-up since WWII’
18 Feb 2021
Are Labour knives out for Keir Starmer?
Keir Starmer on a visit to a community pharmacy vaccination centre
Behind the scenes

Are Labour knives out for Keir Starmer?

Local elections in May will be first major test of party’s ‘new management’
9 Feb 2021
‘Phoney flag-waving is not the way for Labour to win back the red wall’
Keir Starmer addresses the 2019 Labour party conference.
Instant Opinion

‘Phoney flag-waving is not the way for Labour to win back the red wall’

4 Feb 2021
Will Starmer’s leaked plan to win back the ‘red wall’ work?
Keir Starmer visits a building wrapped in unsafe cladding.
Behind the scenes

Will Starmer’s leaked plan to win back the ‘red wall’ work?

Labour hoping to ‘change the party’s body language’ with patriotic rebrand
3 Feb 2021
Is Starmer really a Covid ‘Captain Hindsight’?
Keir Starmer arrives at Westminster Abbey to attend a service to mark Armistice Day.
Behind the scenes

Is Starmer really a Covid ‘Captain Hindsight’?

Conservatives accuse Labour leader of ‘playing politics’ over the pandemic response
6 Jan 2021
How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?
Keir Starmer addresses Labour members at an leadership election event.
In Depth

How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?

Opposition leader facing threat of frontbench revolt over withdrawal deal vote
3 Dec 2020
Why Labour is abstaining on coronavirus tier vote
Labour leader Keir Starmer wearing a face mask.
In Brief

Why Labour is abstaining on coronavirus tier vote

Keir Starmer says Boris Johnson lacks a plan to effectively tackle Covid
1 Dec 2020
Labour hit by ‘exodus’ of members led by Corbyn supporters
Keir Starmer leaves the BBC after an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show.
In Brief

Labour hit by ‘exodus’ of members led by Corbyn supporters

Fall in party membership figures comes despite the new leader outperforming Boris Johnson in national polls
23 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’
A man attends an anti-lockdown protest outside Westminster
In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 20 November
20 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs more than a slogan’
Boris Johnson attends a Remembrance Day service at Westminster Cathedral
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs more than a slogan’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 18 November
18 Nov 2020
Was suspending Corbyn Starmer’s first big misstep?
Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Was suspending Corbyn Starmer’s first big misstep?

Former leader readmitted to party but will not have Labour whip restored
18 Nov 2020
Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour
Keir Starmer leaves Millbank studios in central London.
In Brief

Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour

UK opposition leader argues that broad coalition building can also help his own party regain power
9 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 October
Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home.
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
30 Oct 2020
What comes next for Labour after the suspension of Corbyn?
Corbyn
In Brief

What comes next for Labour after the suspension of Corbyn?

Predictions of ‘civil war’ and ‘battle for party’s soul’ in the years ahead
30 Oct 2020
Labour EHRC report: what is in the investigation?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Labour EHRC report: what is in the investigation?

Jeremy Corbyn suspended after rejecting findings of human rights watchdog
29 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’
A school chef serves cooked hot dinner to students on their lunch break
In Depth

Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 27 October
27 Oct 2020
Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist
Keir Starmer is shown around Barford Park Farm in Sailsbury.
In Brief

Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist

Labour leader quizzed at London police station after rider taken to hospital
27 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’
Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 26 October
26 Oct 2020
How Starmer’s ‘fair one nation deal’ may trigger Tory revolt
Keir Starmer wearing a black face mask.
In Brief

How Starmer’s ‘fair one nation deal’ may trigger Tory revolt

Labour motion to standardise Covid financial support will divide ‘red wall’ Tory loyalties
21 Oct 2020
Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill
Labour leader Keir Starmer
In Brief

Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill

The party leader is facing a string of resignations over whip to abstain on ‘spycops’ legislation
16 Oct 2020
Who in Labour is backing a second lockdown - and who is not?
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
In Brief

Who in Labour is backing a second lockdown - and who is not?

Many of the party’s northern mayors have spoken out against new coronavirus rules
15 Oct 2020