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In defence of Keir Starmer

The commentariat seems to be turning against the Labour leader. Fortunately, his concern is the voters outside Westminster 

By Jake Richards  

Photo: Darren Robinson / Alamy Stock Photo

Every day drags. Every week a fresh anxiety or event or statement disturbs the careful orchestration of the march from impotence to power. Every month your competitors, or someone in the media simply bored or irritated by your success, looks to sully your brand, cheapen it, ridicule it. Every year there is a new height to be attained so that the momentum is not lost.” 

This is Labour’s only leader to win a general election since 1974 describing his spell as leader of the opposition, generally considered the most difficult job in British politics. If Tony Blair found…

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