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Labour leader says PM #Johnson is ‘asleep at the wheel’

Labour leader says PM #Johnson is ‘asleep at the wheel’

| June 30, 2020

British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer (pictured) said on Monday (29 June) that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been asleep at the wheel during the coronavirus crisis and had been far too slow to make major decisions, writes Guy Faulconbridge. “I think the prime minister has been asleep at the wheel, he has been […]

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#Coronavirus UK denies sacrificing care homes – Johnson says situation improving

#Coronavirus UK denies sacrificing care homes – Johnson says situation improving

| May 7, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) said on Wednesday (6 May) the situation in care homes had improved, after his health minister denied Britain had prioritized hospitals over many elderly people in homes in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak, write Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper. A Reuters investigation found policies designed to prevent hospitals from […]

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Johnson to meet Labour leader, parties to build #Coronavirus consensus

Johnson to meet Labour leader, parties to build #Coronavirus consensus

| April 27, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer (pictured), this week and other party leaders next week, his spokesman said on Monday (27 April), as part of efforts to build consensus over plans to ease a coronavirus lockdown, writes Elizabeth Piper. “The PM will be continuing cross-party […]

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UK must set out plan to exit #Coronavirus lockdown, Labour Party says

UK must set out plan to exit #Coronavirus lockdown, Labour Party says

| April 15, 2020

The British government must publish its exit strategy from the stringent lockdown that was imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer (pictured) said on Wednesday (15 April), writes Kylie MacLellan.  The nationwide lockdown, imposed on 23 March, is due to be reviewed by Thursday (16 April). Foreign […]

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New leader of Britain’s Labour Party vows to wipe out the ‘stain’ of #Antisemitism from the party

New leader of Britain’s Labour Party vows to wipe out the ‘stain’ of #Antisemitism from the party

| April 7, 2020

Keir Starmer, new leader of the British Labour Party The Labour Party is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission over claims of institutional antisemitism. It is due to issue its report this year, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.  The 57-year-old Keir Starmer (pictured) made a fulsome apology to British Jews as he was confirmed […]

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Labour’s #Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for ‘new professionalism’

Labour’s #Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for ‘new professionalism’

| January 20, 2020

Britain’s Labour Party needs to do more to promote aspiration and look more like a government-in-waiting, the party’s business spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey (pictured), said when she formally launched her leadership campaign on Friday (17 January), writes David Milliken. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is stepping down, after the party’s worst election performance since 1935 gave Prime […]

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Who wants to replace Jeremy Corbyn?

Who wants to replace Jeremy Corbyn?

| January 15, 2020

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will elect a new leader after veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn said he would step down following his party’s election defeat by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives. The Labour leadership ballot will run from 21 February to 2 April, with results announced on Saturday, 4 April. The party will also elect a […]

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