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Keir Starmer’s first 100 days

The Labour leader will not succeed on the basis of wary pragmatism alone

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

You have to feel for Keir Starmer. Three months ago he became leader of a party which had just plunged to its worst defeat in 85 years, amidst the worst pandemic in a century and a country more divided than at any point in living memory. So, coming up to 100 days in, how is he doing?

On the basis of polling, very well. An Opinium poll at the end of June found that 37 percent of people thought Starmer would make the better…

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