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Keir Starmer

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, former director of Public Prosecutions

The Prime Minister's Decision To Leave Euratom Shows She Is Willing To Put Ideology Above Jobs And Nuclear Safety

Frankly the national interest, access to cancer treatments, and the strength of British industries are far more important than the Prime Minister's pet concerns. That is why Labour has called a debate today in Parliament on our membership of Euratom and why we will continue to put pressure on the Prime Minister to drop her opposition to Euratom and to put jobs and nuclear safety first.
12/07/2017 08:02 BST

Labour Will Put Accountability At The Heart Of The Article 50 Process

Labour will also seek to ensure the Government publish a proper plan - ideally a White Paper - before Article 50 is triggered. The House of Commons has already voted overwhelmingly for a Labour Opposition Motion that called for the Government to publish a Brexit plan, and the Prime Minister should be in no doubt that we do not consider a 45-minute speech to be any substitute.
24/01/2017 21:57 GMT

A Step Change Is Needed on Victims' Rights

Ultimately, though, we will only see the cultural shift we need on victim's rights when they are enshrined in a Victim's Law. This would be a powerful break with the current piecemeal approach and help tackle one of the most fundamental problems in our criminal justice system: a lack of faith among victims that they will be supported, listened to and treated fairly.
15/12/2015 11:17 GMT

It Is Impossible to Justify the Continuation of Our Unjust Laws on Assisted Dying

Parliament has the opportunity to re-balance our law in this difficult and sensitive area. Unless we revert to a position of a blanket prohibition of any assistance even for those with a voluntary, clear, settled and informed decision to end their lives, we have to recognise and accept their desire for professional help from medical practitioners rather than amateur help from loved ones.
10/09/2015 11:43 BST