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Labour: Historic divisions over patriotism pose challenge for Starmer

The Labour leader says he wants the party to be "proud of being patriotic", but the issue has a complex history.
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PM should apologise for testing 'collapse', says Starmer

The Labour leader tells the BBC testing problems make further Covid-19 restrictions "more likely".
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Coronavirus: PM should apologise for testing 'collapse' - Starmer

The Labour leader tells the BBC testing problems make further Covid-19 restrictions "more likely".
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Labour conference: Don't water down pledges, Starmer warned

A union urges Labour's leader not to "retreat" on the environment and workers' rights promises.
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Labour conference: Don't retreat on pledges, union warns Starmer

The Fire Brigades Union urges Labour leader not to "water down" environment and workers' rights promises.
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Labour Party: Starmer aims to build trust with 'new leadership' slogan

Sir Keir Starmer has a new message - but will it help Labour win back votes where the party needs them?
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UK coronavirus live: demand for Covid tests outstripping capacity, MPs told

Dido Harding gives evidence to Commons science committee; new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east EnglandRestrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandNorth-east England lockdown: what are the new Covid restrictions?Almost 90% of tests in England taking longer than 24 hours to processJacob Rees-Mogg attacks ‘endless carping’ about testing shortagesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.17pm BST Sir Keir Starmer has indicated he will instruct Richard Leonard to ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Scottish Labour, Edinburgh, Keir Starmer, Dido Harding, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock set to announce new restrictions in north-east of England

News updates: new rules set to mean almost 10 million people in UK will be under some form of lockdownHealth minister rejects claims of two-week national lockdownBoris Johnson appears to criticise Priti Patel for rule of six snoopingUp to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolatingGlobal coronavirus live blog 11.23am BST One source of information on coronavirus taken seriously by scientists is the data from the Covid symptom app launched by a team from King’s College London. More than 4m peopl...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, King 's College, Priti Patel, Starmer, King 's College London, Matt Hancock


Replace furlough and stop firms 'firing and rehiring', Starmer to tell PM

Labour leader to accuse Boris Johnson of failing to Covid testing right in speech to unionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKeir Starmer is to call on Boris Johnson to replace the furlough scheme and outlaw “firing and rehiring” practices in a speech to union leaders on Tuesday.The Labour leader will also accuse the prime minister of failing to get the basics of coronavirus testing right or formulate a plan for care homes over the summer and of attempting to “re-open o...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK News, Labour, Trade unions, TUC, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, British Airways, Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon demands urgent explanation from UK government over test result delays

Scottish leader has ‘serious concerns’ over testing backlog; Welsh health minister says national lockdown could be just weeks awayKeir Starmer to miss crucial Brexit debate due to self-isolationPolice urge people in England to respect ‘rule of six’86% of doctors in England expect second wave within six monthsCovid tests sent to Italy and Germany as UK labs are overwhelmedGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.24pm BST Ed Miliband, the shadow business secretary, will be opening for Labour in the...
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UK coronavirus live: report your neighbours to police if they're breaking rule of six, says policing minister

Rolling coverage of the latest UK coronavirus developments as they happen.Global coronavirus live blog 9.35am BST Q: Why is Pete Willsman still in the Labour party?Starmer says it has taken too long to deal with this disciplinary cases. But new processes are in place, he says. 9.33am BST The next caller asks why the Labour Hammersmith and Fulham council and the Labour mayor of London have not been able to do anything to open Hammersmith bridge. It was closed to everyone recently, after b...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Hammersmith, Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak, Pete Willsman


Labour will back new Brexit legislation if PM addresses concerns, says Starmer

Ex-prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major unite to condemn internal market billSir Keir Starmer has committed Labour to back Boris Johnson’s new Brexit legislation if the prime minister addresses “substantial cross-party concerns”.The Labour leader accused the prime minister of having “turned the clock back” and of “reigniting old rows” by working to override his own withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
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UK coronavirus live: Starmer accuses Johnson of incompetence over shortage of testing

Labour leader says PM is undermining public trust in test and trace system; health secretary says people are booking tests when they are well Gatherings of more than six people banned in EnglandWhat are you allowed to do in England from MondayOxford vaccine trial on hold after participant has adverse reactionOxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Global coronavirus updates - live 12.25pm BST Johnson says the oversight of special educational needs schools is being reviewed. 12.24p...
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Keir Starmer warns UK's test-and-trace system on 'verge of collapse'

Ministers concede lack of laboratory capacity for tests could take fortnight to resolveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKeir Starmer has warned the coronavirus test-and-trace system is “on the verge of collapse”, as ministers conceded that a lack of laboratory capacity which has prevented many people getting a test could take a fortnight to be resolved.The hold-up in processing Covid results, which has seen some people asked to travel from London to Scotland for tests,...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, Scotland, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan, Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


Johnson at bay, Starmer on the rise … and Sunak waiting in the wings

As the prime minister appears more out of his depth, his party looks to the far more competent and popular chancellorAs Tory MPs headed into the Covid-secure Commons for prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, all they wanted was reassurance after some very worrying weeks.Over the summer break, Boris Johnson’s administration had performed U-turn after U-turn in a chaotic period of serial blundering that had culminated in arguably the worst mess of all – the exams fiasco. Continue reading...
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UK coronavirus live: government U-turn on Bolton and Trafford lockdown; Wirral records big rise in cases

News updates: government axes plan to relax Covid restrictions in two areas; Wirral reports 80 new cases; ONS says overall UK death toll is 57,310Lockdown reimposed in Greater Manchester areas in latest U-turnBoris Johnson reiterates refusal to meet Covid bereavedHydrocortisone found to save lives of some patients Williamson told of A-level flaws weeks before resultsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.30pm BST This week’s Guardian Politics Weekly podcast is out. Jessica Elgot chats to Peter ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, Eu, UK News, Tax and spending, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Brussels, Westminster, Ons


UK coronavirus live: government U-turn on Bolton and Trafford lockdown; Starmer accuses PM of 'wasted summer'

News updates: government abandons plan to relax Covid restrictions in Bolton and Trafford; ONS updates overall UK death toll to 57,310Lockdown reimposed in Greater Manchester areas in latest U-turnWilliamson told of A-level flaws weeks before resultsJohnson backtracks on meeting group for Covid-19 bereavedHealth leaders warn Boris Johnson over PHE axingGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.46pm BST The Mirror’s Oliver Milne has more evidence of Sir Keir Starmer calling for children to be back...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Ons, Pmqs, Johnson, Bolton, Keir Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Johnson faces Starmer at PMQs as ONS updates overall death toll to 57,310

News updates: First PMQs after summer recess; Ofqual suggests Williamson must accept share of blame for exam debacleWilliamson told of A-level flaws weeks before resultsJohnson backtracks on meeting group for Covid-19 bereavedHealth leaders warn Boris Johnson over PHE axingLockdown eased in two of England’s worst-hit areas despite cases surgeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.27pm BST There has been another coronavirus government U-turn, my colleague Helen Pidd reports.Another government u...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, Scotland, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Ons, Pmqs, Johnson, Bolton, Keir Starmer, Williamson


Ed Davey has ben elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats

Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images Ed Davey is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.The member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton defeated Layla Moran in a three-month contest to succeed Jo Swinson.Davey is a former government minister and MP of over 20 years.He has said the Liberal Democrats would be "anti-Conservative" under his leadership and work with the Labour Party to defeat Boris Johnson's party.He has vowed to make the Liberal Democrats the party of social care.Davey f...
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Ed Davey has been elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats

Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images Ed Davey is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.The member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton defeated Layla Moran in a three-month contest to succeed Jo Swinson.Davey is a former government minister and MP of over 20 years.He has said the Liberal Democrats would be "anti-Conservative" under his leadership and work with the Labour Party to defeat Boris Johnson's party.He has vowed to make the Liberal Democrats the party of social care.Davey f...
Tags: Politics, UK, International, Trends, Liberal Democrats, House Of Commons, Ed Davey, Boris Johnson, Tories, Vince Cable, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Labour Party, Brexit, Surbiton, Nordic


The Liberal Democrats are about to pick a new leader to revive the party after their 'really bad' general election result

Business Insider Layla Moran and Ed Davey. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Voting closes on Wednesday in the contest to be next leader of the Liberal Democrats.Caretaker leader Ed Davey is the bookmakers' favourite in the race alongside fellow Member of Parliament Layla Moran.However, party sources say the contest is unpredictable and could be very close.The new leader will face a huge challenge in rebuilding the party's confidence and purpose after the demoralising result of the Decembe...
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Chris Whitty: missing school is a greater risk to children than Covid-19 – video

England's chief medical officer has warned that failing to return children to school in September would pose a greater risk to them than catching Covid-19.Whitty and the chief medical officers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland released a rare joint statement advising on children returning to schoolsKeir Starmer tells Boris Johnson: your chaos puts schools return at riskReopening schools 'risks rise in cases but missing lessons worse for children' Continue reading...
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Keir Starmer tells Boris Johnson: your 'chaos' puts schools return at risk

Labour chief attacks ‘confusion and incompetence’ from government as new educational year approachesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePlans to get all children back to school in early September are now at “serious risk” because of government incompetence and the chaos caused by the exams fiasco, the Labour leader Keir Starmer has warned.In one of his strongest interventions to date, which is bound to draw a furious response from Downing Street, Starmer told the Observer...
Tags: Politics, Education, Children, UK News, Labour, Schools, Education policy, Exams, Young People, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


'Hierarchy of racism' fears threaten Starmer's hopes of Labour unity

After the antisemitism rows of the Corbyn era, there are concerns that black voters are now being pushed awayWhen Keir Starmer approved apologies and six-figure damages last month for former Labour officials accusing the party of antisemitism, he probably hoped to draw a line under a damaging issue that had dogged the party under its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn.But rather than solving Labour’s problems, the settlements – regarded by some on the party’s left as principally about repudiating Corb...
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Former Labour donors returning to party under Keir Starmer

Several former financial backers report rejoining, with some ‘ready to give again’ in wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s departureFormer Labour donors who had abandoned the party are already considering renewing their support under Keir Starmer’s leadership, it has emerged.Figures who have given the party large sums in the past said they had rejoined Labour, with one major donor saying they were already prepared to give again. Another former supporter said there was “a long road” ahead after allegations of...
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Big Labour donors returning to party under Keir Starmer

Several former financial backers report rejoining, with some ‘ready to give again’ in wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s departureFormer Labour donors who had abandoned the party are already considering renewing their support under Keir Starmer’s leadership, it has emerged.Figures who have given the party large sums in the past said they had rejoined Labour, with one major donor saying they were already prepared to give again. Another former supporter said there was “a long road” ahead after allegations of...
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Starmer yng Nghymru yn galw am ymestyn y cynllun ffyrlo

Syr Keir Starmer yn dod i Gymru am y tro cyntaf ers cael ei ethol yn arweinydd y blaid Llafur.
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Back-to-office parents need childcare, says Starmer

Labour leader wants a summer childcare plan for parents, while the PM hails school funding boost.
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Labour's Starmer on lifting coronavirus lockdown measures

The Labour leader says taking the UK out of the coronavirus pandemic “requires a credible plan and national leadership".
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UK coronavirus live: test and trace 'as good as or better than anywhere in world', claims Boris Johnson

News updates: all the day’s UK Covid-19 developments as prime minister faces Keir Starmer at PMQsMatt Hancock rules out mandatory face masks in officesNurses not wearing masks led to A&E closure, inquiry findsInfection rate in England fell sharply month before lockdown liftedGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.19pm BST Rob Butler (Con) asks for assurance that the government will safeguard animal welfare and high food standards.Johnson says he will give that assurance. 12.18pm BST Johnso...
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