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Keir Starmer launches Labour election marketing campaign with six pledges to voters

Rishi Sunak has clashed with Janet Street Porter on ITV’s Loose Women over his current spring Budget. The Prime Minister was confronted on why he “hates pensioners” as some measures “didn’t cater to older people”.

It got here hours after Sir Keir Starmer has launched Labour’s pitch to voters forward of the final election, unveiling a set of six steps for presidency.

Speaking from Essex this morning, he’s joined by deputy chief Angela Rayner and Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves.

He vowed to ship financial stability, reduce NHS ready instances, create a brand new Border Security Command to finish prison boat gangs, and a publicly owned power supplier, to be known as Great British Energy.

He promised to sort out on delinquent behaviour, and he’ll announce the recruitment of 6,500 new academics.

The chief govt of Boots Sebastian James has endorsed Labour. The Old Etonian buddy of Boris Johnson and David Cameron, praised Sir Keir’s concentrate on financial development and Britain’s excessive streets.

Rishi Sunak delivered in his personal keynote speech earlier this week the place he criticised Labour for preventing based mostly on “Starmer versus Sunak”.


MPs name for vote on compensation for Waspi ladies

During a backbench debate as we speak, MPs stated ladies suffered a “gross injustice” and a compensation scheme must be established urgently.

SNP frontbencher Patricia Gibson stated the Ombudsman’s report makes it “very clear” that girls weren’t knowledgeable appropriately and the DWP was “negligent”.

People at a Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) protest exterior the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, campaigning for justice and full compensation (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

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Mortgage repossession claims hit 5 yr excessive in aftermath of Liz Truss mini-budget

Warning the brand new figures present a steep rise within the variety of households susceptible to shedding their properties.

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Labour plans to win over new voters

Starmer has been requested how he would win again voters who turned away from Labour over Gaza within the native elections.

‘Country first, Party second’: Starmer claims Labour has modified in pitch to voters

He replied: “It is really important that we win over voters who haven’t voted for us before, which is why I’m so pleased to be introduced today.

“I think, firstly, I’d say if you look at those local elections, I think we showed that we can win anywhere.

“We’ve had a really successful set of elections, if you look at them in the round, and that was the last time anyone will vote effectively before the general election.

“The challenge that you put me is a really important one and I think part of the answer to that is to be clear that the missions that we are setting out for the future of our country.

“I said it’s a decade of national renewal. That’s a national project. So, you don’t have to be tribally Labour to want your family, your community, your country, to improve.”

Salma Ouaguira16 May 2024 20:00


UK and Bangladesh signal settlement to sort out unlawful migration

The UK authorities has signed a brand new settlement with Bangladesh, which ministers say will pace up the return of unlawful migrants within the UK.

The returns settlement will streamline the returns course of by eradicating a compulsory interview for instances the place there’s good supporting proof for removing.

Announcing the settlement, the Home Office stated that failed asylum seekers, overseas nationwide offenders, and people who’ve overstayed their visas will all be returned sooner in consequence.

Illegal migration minister Michael Tomlinson stated: “We have already seen clear evidence that these agreements have a significant impact on illegal migration. Global issues require global solutions and I look forward to working with Bangladesh and other partners to create a fairer system for all.”

Salma Ouaguira16 May 2024 19:30


Sketch: Project Starmer, like Project Blair, is all about one factor: successful

Despite some woolly guarantees (and the noticeable absence of a pledge on revenue tax), the Labour chief who set out his six pledges in Essex is a quantum leap enchancment on the Starmer of a yr in the past, writes Joe Murphy.

Salma Ouaguira16 May 2024 19:00


Labour goes on a 48 hour marketing campaign blitz

Labour has set out its goal constituencies for a 48-hour marketing campaign blitz.

Following Keir Starmer firing the beginning gun on their basic election marketing campaign, Labour will splurge its greatest spend on promoting since 2019.

On Thursday and Friday, there can be a sequence of adverts dropping throughout the nation to mark the launch of Starmer’s first steps for change.

Shadow cupboard members may also be taking Labour’s message to the nation on a sequence of visits and advert vans in areas reminiscent of Wolverhampton, Bassetlaw, Swindon, Leigh, Doncaster, Barnet, Newcastle, Aldershot and Thurrock.

Labour has stated to count on to see billboards up and down the nation in London, Rochester, Swindon, West Mids, Loughborough, Manchester, Doncaster, Newcastle, Leigh, Bristol, Norwich, Peterborough, Leeds, Darlington, Bolton, Great Yarmouth, Northampton, Mansfield, Burnley, and Stoke on Trent.

All these are seats they’ve misplaced to the Tories within the final 15 years and hope to win again.

Salma Ouaguira16 May 2024 18:30


Former Conservative donor backs Sir Keir Starmer

Rob Boughton, who runs one of many greatest builders within the southeast has appeared throughout Labour’s election pitch.

Mr Boughton, who’s the Chief Executive Officer of Thakeham, beforehand donated practically £1million to the Conservative celebration since 2017.

But he’s now supporting the Labour celebration’s bid to “renew Britain”.

Rob Boughton was a visitor speaker at Sir Keir Starmer’s speech in Essex (Twitter)

Salma Ouaguira16 May 2024 18:00


David Cameron’s Bullingdon Club pal endorses Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour

Sebastian James, an Old Etonian buddy of Boris Johnson and David Cameron, praised Sir Keir’s concentrate on financial development and Britain’s excessive streets.

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In case you’ve missed it

You can nonetheless watch Sir Keir Starmer’s full speech the place he outlines his pre-election pitch to voters.

Salma Ouaguira16 May 2024 17:00


‘West must stop forcing African nations to pay off debt,’ Gordon Brown says

Gordon Brown has warned that the West might by no means be forgiven for not providing African international locations pressing reduction throughout the worst debt disaster in a era.

The former prime minister’s rallying name comes as a ballot exhibits practically half of Britons assume the UK ought to wipe the money owed of decrease revenue international locations so the cash can be utilized to fund hospitals, faculties and sort out the local weather disaster.

It follows a report which exhibits many African international locations spent extra on debt funds than on well being or training final yr.

Mr Brown stated the findings confirmed the pressing want for motion

“The scale of this inequality between Africans and the rest of the world is so great that I am not sure the world will ever forgive us for failing to deliver urgent debt restructuring,” he writes in a foreword to the Christian Aid report.

The former PM is urging Western international locations to supply Africa pressing debt reduction (PA Wire)

Salma Ouaguira16 May 2024 16:48