Sir Keir Starmer described Boris Johnson as a “frivolous man” and “a trickster who played a trick of his own” during his closing Labor conference speech.
Attacking Mr Johnson’s government as “lost in the woods”, Sir Keir said: “Once he said the word ‘Brexit done’, his plan was over. There is no plan.”
The Labor leader faced some roadblocks during his high-stakes convention speech in Brighton on Wednesday, during which he sought to draw a firm line under the Jeremy Corbyn era, indicating that he was leaving the party to Labor’s far-left. Ready to see the split. .
It comes after the shock resignation of shadow cabinet ministers Andy McDonald, who alleged the final straw came after he was instructed to vote against a campaign to raise the minimum wage to £15 an hour. In a message read out to left-wing activists at an event on Tuesday evening, during which he accused Sir Keir of “waging a war” against the party’s left, Mr McDonald suggested that he would be able to fulfill the promises he made during this time. fail, they must seek a new “mandate”. Leadership Competition.
Meanwhile, in a representation of a significant change of approach from the party, shadow Justice Secretary David Lamy said a Labor government would try to “fix” Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal – with the prospect of more talks with the EU. will increase
Pidcock says Starmer’s ‘lengthy’ speech was ‘quite inspiring’
Former Labor MP Laura Pidcock described Sir Keir Starmer’s conference speech as “quite disappointing” and “lengthy”.
The National Secretary of the People’s Assembly was the MP for North West Durham from 2017 to December 2019.
His remarks outside a conference room in Brighton came hours after he said on LBC radio that Sir Keir should offer a “credible alternative” to the working class facing “a profound crisis” to cope with high living costs. are doing.
Starmer praises Blair as example for Tories in plan to ‘level up’ Britain
Sir Keir Starmer highlights some of the progress made under Tony Blair’s Labor government, which was received with a standing ovation at the party convention.
The Labor leader offered the Tories “a lesson in raising standards” as he discussed the Blair government’s record of promoting minimum wages, education and reducing hospital wait times.
Starr speech offers ‘very few solutions’ – Momentum
Left pressure group Momentum said: “Starrer’s speech identified a lot of problems, but offered very few solutions.
“We all know the NHS crisis is bad – but what will our party do about it? We haven’t been more clear on that than this morning.
“Throughout this convention, members have voted overwhelmingly for transformative socialist policy – from the Green New Deal to the £15 an hour minimum wage.
“We are filling in the blanks of ideas from below, and now we intend to carry these policies forward in the party and across the country.”
Labor will insulate every home that needs it, says Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer discusses the need for a Green New Deal, saying it “will include a climate investment pledge to get us back on track to cut most emissions this decade”.
He spoke of the need to upgrade country homes, attacking the Tories for scrapping inherited plans to make every new home zero-carbon.
“We have some of the least energy efficient housing in Europe,” Sir Keir said. “So it will be Labor’s national mission over the next decade to make sure every home needs it. To make sure it’s warm and well insulated and costs less to heat. And we’re going to create thousands of jobs in the process.” will do.”
He added: “Everything we do in government has to meet the net-zero test, to make sure the prosperity we enjoy doesn’t come at the expense of our climate.”
Sir Keir calls for the history of the first industrial revolution
Referring to a study on why Britain was home to the first Industrial Revolution, Sir Keir said that the government of the time “favored the new over the old, enterprise over conservatism – it spread the rewards evenly”.
“The most important factor of all, the lesson we need to re-learn, was that Britain led the world in the technology of the time.
He continued: “Britain was a leader in textiles, iron, energy and power. I know with Labor we can do it again but every day we are doomed with a government with no industrial strategy, we lag behind go.
“There is a scientific revolution going on behind us, but if we don’t have a government ready to rebuild the nation, the opportunity will pass us by.”
Referring to Labor’s “Buy, Build and Sell in Britain” programme, he said: “The cities that were the crucibles of the original Industrial Revolution need to be revived in the next.
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Labor could win next year’s election, Starmer. They say
Sir Keir Starmer insisted that Labor could win the next general election.
But he added that the party needed to be “absolutely serious” about it, adding: “I liked my first plenary convention as leader, I really liked it, but I get the same thing every year.” I don’t want to go through the routine.
“I want to be here with you just a few years from now, talking about the difference we’re making, the problems we’re fixing as a Labor government.”
He said the pandemic, Brexit and the climate crisis meant it was time for “rapid change”, but added that domestic issues such as work, care, equality and security must also be considered.
Starmer discusses the future of the NHS
Sir Keir Starmer said: “The future of the NHS cannot simply be about chasing additional demand with more money, nor can it be about shuffling furniture in another pointless re-organisation. We have to understand the big moment the NHS is facing.
Describing the huge increase in life expectancy as an “amazing achievement”, he said it was “the biggest test in the history of our NHS.
“No society in British history has been as old as our modern nation. Petty politics will no longer work. I want Britain to be the healthiest nation on earth.”
He said Labor would shift the priority of the NHS away from emergency care to prevention.
Starmer takes aim at social care plans
Sir Keir Starmer took aim at Boris Johnson’s plans for social care.
Describing the situation in care homes as the “great scandal of the pandemic”, he said: “An unfair tax hike that does not fix social care and does not clean up the NHS backlog is not a plan.
“We know that people will still be forced to sell their homes for care, working people will have to pay more, but there are still no plans.
“A plan will stop problems before they bite. A plan will provide care at home, where people are. A plan will ensure that the workforce is properly assessed. And a serious plan is not financed by hammering working people Will be.”
Keir Starmer announces he will renegotiate two weeks of work experience
our policy correspondent john stone On the main policy announcement from the speech so far, this is the resolution to make it mandatory for school students to take two weeks of work experience.
Keir Starmer announces he will make work experience mandatory again
Work experience was made optional by the government in 2012 but Labor would reverse the move
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