“Work. Care. Equality. Security. These are the tools of my trade. And with them I will go to work”, Keir Starmer told Labour Party Conference this week as he set out his personal credo. Nearly 18 months on from his election as leader he spoke to a party conference in person for the first time. He said the challenges of the age were: dealing with climate change, preparing for a new technological revolution, reskilling the workforce, fighting crime, restoring the NHS and growing the economy. But there were noises off from the left wing throughout the week as Starmer tried to put clear water between his leadership and the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. While Starmer received widespread media praise for his speech, the party is still behind in the polls and faces an uphill struggle to be competitive at the next General Election.
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