Keir Starmer

Labour Unveils Brexit Plan: Rights For UK Workers And EU Citizens

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour government would bring in new laws to protect the rights of workers and EU nationals under Brexit - and give Parliament a possible veto on an...

Jeremy Corbyn's Spokesman Issues Fatal Admission Of Party's Election Chances

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman has issued a frank warning about the party’s electoral fate if its standing does not improve in the polls before a gener...

Keir Starmer Tells Labour Rebels To Vote For Brexit Despite EU Referendum 'Lies'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs planning to rebel against Jeremy Corbyn and vote against the triggering of Article 50 have been told by the party’s Brexit spokesman they...

Labour Divided And At Risk Of Cynicism Over Article 50

Cat Overton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Cat Overton

Should Labour, in the final analysis, be seen to have in effect collaborated or at least stood by motionless as the Tories go hell for leather for a Hard Brexit, then its perceived waving through of Article 50 will be interpreted as a colossal act of cynicism, which many of the 48%, and indeed many loyal Labour voters, may not be able to forgive.

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

Keir Starmer | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Keir Starmer

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.

Labour Ready To Block A 'Bad Brexit' Deal, Corbyn Signals

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour will try to block Theresa May from imposing a “bad” Brexit deal on Britain, Jeremy Corbyn has warned. The Labour leader said the party won...

The Waugh Zone January 20, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, January 20… 1) ARTICLE 50 SHADES OF GREYBEARD An unexploded bomb caused chaos last night in Westmi...

The Waugh Zone January 18, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, January 18… 1) MAY DAY It’s PMQs day again and Brexit will loom large. Of course, Jeremy Corb...

The Waugh Zone - May's Brexit Speech Special

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know about Theresa May's Brexit Speech… 1) MAGGIE MAY It was fitting that a huge portrait of George III gazed down...

Labour Must Stop Undermining Its Own Brexit Policy In Public, Warns Leading Trade Union Backer

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour needs to privately agree its immigration policy before saying anything that could “undermine” its Brexit position, a leading trade unionist...

The Waugh Zone December 14, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, December 14… 1) BOZZ N FIZZ It’s the last PMQs before Christmas and both Theresa May and Jere...

The Waugh Zone December 8, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, December 8… 1) CHEQUE, MATE? It’s the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election today, though the...

The Waugh Zone December 7, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, December 7… 1) DEVILLED DETAIL With Theresa May in the Gulf, and no deputy ‘First Secretary o...

May To Finally Publish Brexit Plan - But Likely To Lack Detail

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May is to finally publish a ‘plan’ for Brexit before the UK starts the process of quitting the EU. Labour claimed the Government had been ...

The Waugh Zone December 6, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, December 6… 1) ALL’S WELL THAT AMENDS WELL The looming prospect of a possible defeat on a Labou...

Labour's Keir Starmer Vows To Fight For Environmentally-Friendly Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK

Labour has vowed to fight any attempts to water down European Union-imposed environmental laws after Brexit. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starme...

The Waugh Zone November 7, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, November 7… 1) JUDGE MEANT DAY For many, judgement day comes tomorrow in the US elections. But the...

Thornberry: Brexit Vote Was Not About Taking Others' Jobs

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s stance on EU migration is facing fresh confusion after Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry declared that no one voted for Brexit “t...

This Picture Might Be A Clue To Corbyn's View On Brexit, Jon Snow Suspects

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to nod as his shadow Brexit secretary spoke in parliament raises questions over where he stands on the EU, Jon Snow has sugg...

'Shadow Shadow Cabinet' Could Soon Cause More Turmoil For Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK

The senior moderate in Jeremy Corbyn’s top team has expressed a relaxed attitude to the emergence of a “shadow shadow cabinet” of Labour figures...

Dan Javis Tipped To Join Corbyn Team

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Politics

Dan Jarvis is one of several former Labour frontbenchers being lined up to rejoin the party’s top team if Jeremy Corbyn wins re-election, HuffPost U...

A Step Change Is Needed on Victims' Rights

Keir Starmer | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Keir Starmer

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.

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

Keir Starmer | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Politics
Keir Starmer

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.

Appointments With Death

John Watson | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
John Watson

Prosecutions for assisting or encouraging suicide are very rare indeed and Sir Keir Starmer's remark that during his tenure as Director of Public Pros...

Is It Time for the Labour Spring?

Gavin Juniper | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Juniper

I went to my local Labour Party ward meeting last Thursday night. I live in Gospel Oak, Camden, in the parliamentary constituency of Holborn and St Pancras. Our candidate is Keir Starmer who has taken the reins from long standing MP Frank Dobson...