Sir Keir Starmer has pledged a fairer, greener, more dynamic nation as he promotes Labour as an alternative to “Tory failure”.
Starmer vows publicly-owned energy firm to restore hope to UK
UK Opposition Leader Sir Keir Starmer has promised a new state-owned energy firm to help build a “fairer, greener, more dynamic nation” as he sought to present Labour as an alternative to “Tory failure”.
He said Liz Truss’s government should not be forgiven for the market turmoil unleashed since last Friday’s mini-budget and promised Labour would “restore our sense of collective hope”.
But his attempts to portray the party as a government-in-waiting suffered a setback as MP Rupa Huq was suspended for describing Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng as “superficially” black.
Starmer’s keynote address saw him tear into the Tories, saying they had crashed the economy to offer tax cuts for the richest one per cent in society.