Archiv: Keir Starmer


14.10.2020 - 12:09 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Keir Starmer calls for ‘circuit break’ lockdown as coronavirus cases rise sharply

The Labour leader’s dramatic move came after confidence in Mr Johnson’s approach was shaken by the release late on Monday of papers from his own expert advisers, which revealed the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Sage) recommended a circuit-breaker as long as three weeks ago, along with the closure of all pubs and restaurants and more controls on social contacts in a bid to curtail the spread of the virus in England.

26.06.2020 - 15:30 [ Politicshome.com ]

Keir Starmer to meet left-wing MP group amid fury over ‘anti-semitic conspiracy theory’ sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey

Keir Starmer is due to meet members of the Socialist Campaign Group on Friday amid a left-wing backlash over his decision to sack Rebecca Long-Bailey as shadow education secretary for sharing an article containing an “anti-semitic conspiracy theory”.

26.06.2020 - 11:00 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

(June 5, 2020)

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

26.06.2020 - 10:47 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Labour leader Keir Starmer confirms his role as establishment Thought Crime Enforcer, purging Rebecca Long-Bailey after she innocently shared an interview with a celebrity who happens to support BDS. Only pro-apartheid thoughts allowed in Labour!

26.06.2020 - 10:10 [ Sam Coates Sky / Twitter ]

The Campaign Group of left wing Labour MPs have requested a meeting with Keir Starmer about the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey. The request has been declined

26.06.2020 - 10:09 [ Skwawkbox.org ]

Exclusive: Starmer’s cynical actions lead to unintended consequences as left begins preparations for leadership challenge

Former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s quick public support for Long-Bailey is one barometer of that strength of feeling, along with a parallel show of support from Momentum founder Jon Lansman, in spite of Lansman’s recent enthusiasm for an accommodation with the ‘soft left’.

But the action goes beyond expressions of support for Long-Bailey – and the drivers for action go beyond her sacking.

Left MPs are now generating a list of supporters for a leadership challenge to take place next year, after the 2021 local elections, in the event that Starmer fails to shape up.

26.06.2020 - 10:04 [ theGuardian.com ]

Starmer’s removal of Long-Bailey has rekindled Labour’s civil war

Members of the Socialist Campaign Group of MPs, including John McDonnell and Richard Burgon, had been biding their time on the backbenches – sometimes making more strident criticisms of the government than Starmer’s, but remaining scrupulously loyal in public.

Now one of their own has been ruthlessly removed, they will feel emboldened to make their voices heard more loudly. McDonnell, who worked closely with Long-Bailey as shadow chancellor, said he stood in “absolute solidarity” with her.

26.06.2020 - 09:53 [ Jon Lansman, Lifelong Labour Leftie / Twitter ]

I retweeted this 5 hours ago without comment in a break in a Labour Party antisemitism panel – my 4th in the last month. In my view there is nothing in what Maxine Peake said that a Labour panel would view as antisemitic.

26.06.2020 - 09:45 [ Felix O'Brien / Twitter ]

Just saw this Rebecca Long-Bailey/Maxine Peake news and loudly exclaimed „OH FUCK OFF“. Starmer’s done this to make a point. The only point he’s made is that he’s a fucking coward and a fucking idiot.

26.06.2020 - 09:44 [ ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk ]

RECAP: Reaction as Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked for tweeting ‚antisemitic‘ Maxine Peake interview

Salford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the shadow cabinet after she tweeted a link to an interview with actress Maxine Peake.

The shadow education secretary was forced out of her job by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who said the interview contained an ‚antisemitic conspiracy theory‘.

25.06.2020 - 20:38 [ @OwenJones84 / Twitter ]

Sacking Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an interview in *the Independent* with one of Britain’s most celebrated actors because of a sentence uttered by Maxine Peake which the Independent initially justified with a link to an Amnesty International report is an absurd overreaction

25.06.2020 - 20:21 [ Haaretz ]

U.K. Labour Leader Sacks Education Spokeswoman for Sharing Article With ‚Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory‘

Long-Bailey had tweeted an Independent article written about British actress and anti-capitalist activist Maxine Peake writing „Maxine Peake is an absolute diamond.“

In the story, Peake alleges that „the tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.”

06.06.2020 - 14:28 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

12.06.2019 - 17:35 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

EXCL Sir Keir Starmer calls for Labour to back Remain in new EU referendum

He said: „In the aftermath of the local elections and particularly the EU elections, there are many in the Labour party who feel we need to be very clear about a second referendum and about making the case for Remain.

„That’s certainly what I’m advocating, discussions are going on at the moment, I hope we can resolve it pretty soon, and that will be a material step in the right direction as far as I’m concerned.“

13.05.2019 - 07:22 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Talks to resolve the Brexit crisis ‚on the brink of collapse‘ as Labour insists a second referendum must be part of any deal with the Tories

– Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer warned Labour MPs would reject deal
– This is unless another referendum is part of the agreement with the Government
– Meanwhile, Tom Watson will use a speech today to push for second referendum

30.03.2019 - 12:29 [ BrexitCentral.com ]

The electoral consequences of backing a second referendum could be severe for Labour

Some wonder if backing a second referendum would make Labour the ‘party of Remain’. As the anger grows within Labour heartlands over such an extreme and historic betrayal, this could be an overly optimistic portrayal. The Labour Party is gradually morphing into the party of anti-democrats, the party that collaborated in and drove one of the greatest betrayals of the British people in our history.

28.02.2019 - 18:33 [ Laura Bierer-Nielsen ‏/ Twitter ]

Only 34% of the French public feel connected to the European Union…and you want to stay in this capitalist club, when the citizens of a founding member doesn’t even have faith in it? @EmilyThornberry @Keir_Starmer #Democracy

28.01.2019 - 07:14 [ John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw / theSun.co.uk ]

JOHN MANN: Why it would be catastrophic if Remainers Dominic Grieve, John Bercow, Keir Starmer and Amber Rudd succeed in delaying or halting Brexit

A country, proud and independent, standing on its own two feet, ­confident again in our democracy, bold enough to compete by being the best, British workers making high- quality products and delivering high-quality services.

A country that says it will be the best by having better pay, conditions and a healthier environment than anyone else in Europe or worldwide.

Is that not something to be confident in voting for, my fellow MPs? Let’s get on with it.

19.01.2019 - 19:48 [ Sky News ]

Starmer shifts Labour towards second EU referendum

The frontbencher stresses the party’s commitment to consider a further Brexit vote if it could not force a general election.

17.01.2019 - 06:16 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Labour MPs threaten to push Corbyn into supporting a second referendum

(15.1.2019) Pressure is now growing on Sir Keir Starmer to consider his position as Shadow Brexit Secretary, with a number of People’s Vote-supporting Labour MPs saying that he should resign by the end of this week if the party hasn’t turned to a second referendum by then.

18.12.2018 - 01:22 [ Peter Arnott ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn and his senior adviser Seumas Milne have backed away from putting down a “proper” motion of no confidence in the government because they do not yet want the final apocalyptic battle to begin between Keir Starmer and Unite over a referendum

(17.12.2018)

18.12.2018 - 01:05 [ Ars Technica ]

Investigatory Powers Bill passes through Commons after Labour backs Tory spy law

(7.6.2016) The UK government’s bid to massively ramp up surveillance of Brits‘ Internet activity has been supported „in principle“ by the Labour party after it claimed that „significant demands“ were met by home secretary Theresa May.
Labour’s shadow home office minister Keir Starmer told MPs during day one of the report stage of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill that his party had undergone a „constructive engagement“ with the Conservative government, which led to a number of changes within the proposed legislation.

25.09.2018 - 17:45 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Labour Party Conference 2018 live: Brexit news and latest updates as Keir Starmer says ’nobody is ruling out remain‘

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary delivered a major Brexit speech at conference today in which he said „nobody was ruling out remain as an option.“

Sir Keir Starmer appeared to stay from the text of his speech when he was nobody was ruling out remain as an option for a possible second EU referendum.