Keir On Present Dangers

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On Monday, Keir Starmer made his first big speech of the year, which was widely reported as an excoriating attack on the Prime Minister's flawed response to the Covid crisis. Beyond his comments on the pandemic, though, Starmer was also making a streetwise move to set his party up for strong case in future elections. In this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss what Keir Starmer was actually trying to say. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on whether lockdown restrictions need tightening - are the British public really to blame for rising cases, as the Government claims?

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Topics discussed in this episode

Sir Keir Starmer speech

Labour party

Coronavirus / Covid 19

Covid vaccine

Furlough

Lockdown

Family

Council tax

Benefits

Business

UK lockdown restrictions

Hospitals

People mentioned in this episode

Sir Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson



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