Keir Starmer: Odds slashed on Labour leader becoming Prime Minister after conference speech

O dds have been slashed on Sir Keir Starmer becoming Prime Minister after the next election following his speech at the Labour Party conference. The Labour leader has seen his odds shorten from 4/5 to of 2/5 with bookmaker Coral as he becomes the strong favourite to win the next election. William Hill made him … Read more

Labour MP suspended after calling Kwasi Kwarteng ‘superficially’ black

L abour MP Rupa Huq has been suspended by the Labour party after she described Kwasi Kwarteng as “superficially” black. In audio published online, Ms Huq can be heard discussing the Chancellor’s private school background, before adding that “you wouldn’t know he is black” when listening to him on the radio. The comments from the … Read more

Yvette Cooper vows to scrap the Tories’ Rwanda migrant plan

Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, has been given the critical job of teeing up Sir Keir Starmer’s big speech this afternoon.  Mr Streeting is on the morning media round for Labour and he has been arguing that the party is ready for power, claiming it will fix “broken” Britain.  Asked how Sir Keir intends to … Read more

The Labour Party is dangerously underestimating Liz Truss’s Tories

There’s a new groupthink gripping British politics. Namely that the Conservative Party has officially lost its mind. Labour, the centre-Left commentariat, a host of establishment economists and a great many Tory MPs are united in horror over the Government’s gamble on “casino” Trussonomics. The story goes that “tax cuts for the rich” are as economically … Read more

Keir Starmer accused of lacking the ‘fight’ to reverse Tory tax plans

Sir Keir also faces a backlash from MPs on the Labour Left at this year’s party conference, which began on Sunday in Liverpool. Richard Burgon, who sat in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, said: “We must never take any voters for granted. When people are standing up to the policies of this government, we must stand … Read more

Britons now think it is ‘safe’ to vote Labour again, says Peter Mandelson

Lord Mandelson said that British politics was approaching a sea change which takes place every 30 years, when voters decide that the governing party has had its chance. He quoted James Callaghan, the former Labour prime minister, who said in 1979 that there were “times perhaps once every 30 years where there is a sea … Read more

Britain faces future with ‘white, privileged male’ as head of state, says Labour pressure group

Britain faces a “future with a white privileged male” as head of state for the next century, a Labour pressure group said on Saturday night. Labour for a Republic proceeded with a fringe event on the eve of the annual party conference in Liverpool, defying calls for them to cancel it after the death of … Read more

Angela Rayner reveals contents of note passed in Commons on day of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Describing the moment she first realised the monarch’s death was imminent, she said: “I read between the lines on that, because you don’t get a note saying the Queen is unwell if she’s got a bit of a cough or a cold.” Ms Rayner said “the gravity” of the situation was underlined by the fact … Read more

World leaders know their place at the funeral of the century – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — It was the grandest of state funerals. It was a rare moment of shared national reflection. It was also a masterclass in diplomatic choreography. Two full hours before Queen Elizabeth II’s solemn state funeral began at 11 a.m. Monday, the world leaders began to arrive. They … Read more