Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer )

Keir Starmer

Bio Leader of the Labour Party. Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras. Former Director of Public Prosecutions.
Location London
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Following 412
Account created 03-04-2014 12:37:30
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Twitter Web App : Support Durham Miners' Gala by becoming a marra today:

Twitter Web App : Sadly we cant come together to enjoy the Big Meeting tomorrow.

But the Durham Miners’ Gala will be online this year.

Join here to enjoy the celebration of solidarity, community and culture anywhere in the country:…

Twitter Web App : I heard from Black, Asian and minority ethnic business owners about the impact of the crisis.

From health to business, BAME communities have been disproportionately affected.

Existing inequalities have been made even worse.…

Twitter Media Studio : The Government need to focus support on the businesses and jobs that need it.

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TweetDeck : The Job Retention Bonus risks handing billions of pounds to companies for employees who would have been brought back to work anyway.

We need the money to go where it is needed most.

Twitter Web App : .Bridget Phillipson and I spoke to staff at Beard and Fitch about how theyve managed through the pandemic. Many are worried about the longer term impact.

Weve called for a targeted approach to support jobs, not the one size fits all approach the Chancellor has set out.

Twitter Web App : I have spoken to Dawn Butler MP✊🏾 to offer the Labour Party's full support and solidarity.

The racist abuse that Dawn and her staff have suffered is appalling.

Dawn’s voice is vital. The racism that our Black MPs face has no place in our society.

Twitter Web App : Today I’ve written to the head of HM Revenue & Customs about his decision to require a ministerial direction before implementing the Job Retention Bonus.

Given the huge amount of public money involved we need to know if public spending on this scale is achieving value for money.

Twitter Media Studio : We need Government money to go where its absolutely needed most.

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Twitter Web App : Our concern is that the action they have taken isnt focused on the right places.

While on a trip to Essex, Sir Keir Starmer criticised the governments newly announced furlough bonus scheme.

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Twitter Web App : We don’t just need incentives. We need confidence.

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Twitter Web App : He had three chances.

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Twitter Web App : Three times he was asked to apologise.
Three times he refused.
Boris Johnson owes an apology to the hardworking care workers who’ve been taking care of our most vulnerable through #Covid19.

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Twitter Web App : Labour Leader Keir Starmer says the number of people out of work in Essex and Harlow “is really concerning” and says the government has a “scatter gun approach” to support.

He tells Political Reporter Simon Dedman the government should be more “flexible” with furlough. 📺👇

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Twitter Web App : On a visit to the Beard and Fitch factory in #Harlow this morning, Labour Leader Keir Starmer told us The really important thing now is not the price of a meal, or the price of a voucher, its whether people have the confidence to come out #HeartNews

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Twitter Media Studio : The Prime Minister must apologise to care workers.

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Twitter Web App : The Labour Party and our trade union movement must speak with one voice: we need decisive action to save jobs, to save millions from the dole queue and to save our communities from the spectre of mass unemployment.…

Twitter Web App : Yesterday we were promised a New Deal. Instead we got a Meal Deal.

My piece for Daily Mirror on a statement that failed to match the scale of the challenge facing the country.…