The Labour leader said the move by the Bank of England to launch a temporary bond-buying programme to prevent material risk to UK financial stability was 'very serious'. More here:
Sir Keir Starmer says Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng 'took a huge risk' with the announcements in the mini-budget, as he told Sky News' Beth Rigby he would be Britain's next prime minister.
Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 2:32 Why has the pound fallen to a record low? 'Fully costed' commitment "If it were us, it would never have gone down this road in the first place," said Sir Keir.Richard Vaughan September 26, 2022 10:30 pm Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer will on Tuesday pitch himself as a new Tony Blair who has made Labour “the party of the centre ground” that is ready to take power from the Conservatives.Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner told Ms Huq to apologise and take “immediate action” over the “completely unacceptable” remarks.Sir Keir Starmer discussed the financial struggles currently facing the country as he delivered a speech today during the Labour Party conference, accusing the Tories of 'losing control' of the economy.
"The idea of unfunded tax cuts for those at the very top inflicting price increases on working people, and anxieties about mortgage and pensions, is something that we would never contemplate as a Labour government." Asked if he would consider a wealth tax to fund his own policies, Sir Keir said his team were"looking at what is a fair taxation approach" for those who earn their cash from stocks, shares, and dividends.The Labour leader will also attempt to take on Liz Truss on her own political turf, vowing to “fight the Tories on economic growth”."I think there's a lot of thought that if you earn your income through wages, you pay a certain rate, but if you earn it through stocks and shares and dividends, you pay a different rate," he said.“If you hear him on the Today programme, you wouldn’t know he is black."That is something we need to look at.Sir Keir will also reiterate that Labour is now the party of “sound money”, as Liz Truss struggles to contain a market rout sparked by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget commitments to tens of billions of pounds of tax cuts on Friday." He also promised if Labour got into power, it would stick by"very clear fiscal rules" and"every single spending commitment [would be] fully costed".READ MORE: Publicly-owned 'Great British Energy' company will be created under Labour, Keir Starmer says One of the strategies he has boasted is a green prosperity plan which he claims will create one million new jobs in towns and cities across the UK.
And asked if he would be the next PM, Sir Keir said:"Yes.“They’ve lost control of the British economy – and for what? “For tax cuts for the richest 1 per cent in our society.Mr Berry said that Sunder Katwala, who was chairing the event for the British Future and Black Equity organisations, was forced to challenge her remarks." Related Topics.
Sir Keir Starmer to evoke Blair as he declares Labour ‘the party of the centre ground’The Labour leader will vow in his keynote conference speech to 'fight the Tories on economic growth' while insisting his party is now 'the political wing of the British people' Scottish people love that flag! 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢 lukeakehurst
Labour MP heard calling Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng ‘superficially’ blackLabour leader Sir Keir Starmer is facing calls to suspend MP Rupa Huq after she described Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng as “superficially” black. Labours definition of Racism seems to be somewhat different to everyone else's. Imagine a white person saying this. The police would give them a call. Quite right as should happen in all parties
Keir Starmer says Tories have 'lost control of British economy'He urged the British public to not 'forget' or 'forgive' the Conservative Party during a Labour party conference speech today
Keir Starmer pledges to create publicly-owned energy company to help cut billsThe Labour leader announced today a the new enterprise called Great British Energy would boost the supply of renewable power by harnessing the UK's natural resources.
Keir Starmer speech: Labour plans publicly-owned renewable energy giantGreat British Energy could grow to rival foreign-owned energy giants like EDF, Labour sources say.
Keir Starmer To Channel Tony Blair In Crucial Labour Conference SpeechThe Labour leader will echo his predecessor by describing his party as 'the political wing of the British people'. Voters ain’t gonna vote for Labour to come in and raise their taxes KevinASchofield What a trio of failure. Keir backed Corbynomics, should we trust him now? KevinASchofield Is he starting a war somewhere?