But his first task will be to lead Labour's response to the coronavirus emergency, and he has been invited to take part in cross-party talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the government's top scientific advisers next week, to "work together" on the crisis. … [Read more...] about Keir Starmer elected as new Labour leader
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Throughout her time in Parliament, she has been considered as part of Mr Corbyn’s team - backing him in the 2017 challenge to his leadership - but later described herself as on the “soft Left” of the party. … [Read more...] about Who is Labour’s new deputy leader Angela Rayner?
Nationalisation Nationalisation of the railways - but other services could go public through co-operatives etc, not top-down nationalisation … [Read more...] about What does Keir Starmer stand for? New Labour leader’s policies and political views
Two nurses in their 30s, both mothers-of-three, tragically died and were invoked by senior medics to urge people to stay at home this weekend to save lives; The massive Nightingale Hospital in London opened for its first full day of operation after it was unveiled by Prince Charles via videolink yesterday; Boxer Anthony Yarde's grandmother died of coronavirus just days after the disease killed his dad; A member of the armed forces became the first case of coronavirus on the Falkland Islands. The British overseas territory's government said: 'An inpatient in the hospital who is in isolation has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus'; Princess Eugenie's father-in-law George Brooksbank, 71, was taken into intensive care with coronavirus as his wife also battled the deadly disease. Mr Johnson wrote: 'Coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced in decades - and we are not alone. All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this invisible killer' … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson reaches out to new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in call for unity: PM writes to leaders of all opposition parties to invite them to Number 10 next week for ‘national emergency’ briefing
Then the task had been somehow to emerge from the wreckage and rebuild a credible position that would at least given them some sort of fighting chance of wresting power away from the Boris Johnson and the Conservatives at the next election. … [Read more...] about ‘I will tear out this poison by its roots’: New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says SORRY to Jews for ‘stain’ of anti-Semitism in the party in final swipe at Jeremy Corbyn as he wins leadership vote with 56.2 per cent landslide over rivals