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Keir Starmer


LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

08 January 2021
In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Only workers’ action can stop the horror

05 January 2021
Primary school workers have a lesson for Keir Starmer. While they were shutting down unsafe workplaces and forcing Boris Johnson into yet another damning U-turn he was cowering behind the government.

Islamophobia—the hate the state made

01 January 2021
Rulers across the world are planning fresh assaults on Muslims in 2021

Don’t back Tory Brexit deal—or line up with the European Union

29 December 2020
Tory claims about an approaching glorious future after the trade deal with the European Union are nonsense.  

Starmer's no anti-racist

15 December 2020
Don’t let anyone tell you Keir Starmer is an anti-racist. When a caller to his radio phone-in show confronted him with a racist conspiracy theory, he appeared to understand.

Sir Starmer plots a new shift to the right for Labour

14 December 2020
Keir Starmer wants Labour to be ‘patriotic’, pander to racism and support cuts, writes Nick Clark

Labour leadership attempts to crush Palestine solidarity

07 December 2020
 The Labour Party escalated its war on solidarity with Palestinians last week—banning members in east London from discussing a charity bike ride for Palestine.

Leading activists suspended from Labour as assault on the left continues

04 December 2020
Two leading left wing Jewish activists have been suspended from the Labour Party for speaking out on Palestine and antisemitism.

Keir Starmer is still on the attack 

23 November 2020
Labour party leader Keir Starmer is holding Jeremy Corbyn to ransom as part of an all-out assault on the left in the party.

Corbyn’s return to the Labour Party based on concessions to the right

17 November 2020
Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party after making another concession to right wing efforts to silence criticism of Israel.

Activists speak out—the left’s hope lies outside Labour

08 November 2020
Keir Starmer’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn and the war on the left has sparked arguments about whether the Labour Party is really a vehicle for change. Here members—and some of those who have left in response to the attacks—tell Nick Clark how the witch hunt has changed the party

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes

06 November 2020
Win or lose, Donald Trump has upended the politics of the United States.

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails

06 November 2020
One of my young family members was in prison a while ago. During our visit we were treated like prisoners ourselves—made to wait endlessly in the shabby, dirty facilities.

It’s time to leave Labour

01 November 2020
Keir Starmer’s assault on the left shows that Labour is a trap for socialists. It’s time to leave and fight for real change argues Charlie Kimber, editor of Socialist Worker

Keir Starmer uses antisemitism report to suspend Corbyn and attack solidarity with Palestine

29 October 2020
There is now no doubt that Labour leader Keir Starmer is determined to drive the left out of the party, or to force them into humiliated submission.

Labour Leadership continues to show that criticism of Israel will not be tolerated

26 October 2020
The Labour Party leadership has told off MP Stephen Kinnock for making a speech criticising Israel, according to reports.

The ugly face of Labour

27 September 2020
​​​​​​​Keir Starmer is pushing a renewed right wing direction for Labour. Nick Clark looks at why that is, and examines how it’s old hat for the party that’s built on appeasement

Labour ‘conference’ confirms the party’s shift to the right

22 September 2020
The Labour Party replaced its annual conference this year with what was meant to be a showcase for its new leadership. It was supposed to be all about “winning back trust” from people who abandoned it in the 2019 general election.

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat

11 September 2020
Left Out is a book for people who think Keir Starmer is doing a good job. But it also holds some valuable lessons for genuine socialists—and hard truths about the Labour Party.

Why the Labour left is weak

25 August 2020
Even some of the Labour right are starting to get fed up with their party leader Keir Starmer.

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