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Prime Minister: Engagements ( 7 Feb 2024)

Keir Starmer: ...the pain that she is going through. I am glad that she is with us in the Gallery today. A year ago, the Prime Minister promised to bring down NHS waiting lists. Isn’t he glad that he did not bet a grand on it?

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 7 Feb 2024)

Keir Starmer: ...up, and he thinks he can lecture everyone else on the economy. Last week, he and his MPs were laughing at someone whose mortgage had gone up £1,000 a month. This week, he casually made a £1,000 bet in the middle of an interview. Last week, he thought even raising questions about the cost of living was resorting to “the politics of envy”. This week, he has finally found the cause he...

Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jan 2024)

Keir Starmer: In 2008, I was the Director of Public Prosecutions, putting terrorists and murderers in jail. The Prime Minister was making millions betting on the misery of working people during the financial crisis. We have seen this story time and again with this lot: party first, country second. Safely ensconced in Westminster, they get down to the real business of fighting each other to death. The...

Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2023)

Keir Starmer: ...his national security threat former Home Secretary, has blown up. He was told over and over again that this would happen, that it would not work and that it was just the latest Tory gimmick, but he bet everything on it and now he is totally exposed. The central pillar of his Government has crumbled beneath him. Does he want to apologise to the country for wasting £140 million of...

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 8 Jun 2022)

Keir Starmer: Mr Speaker, I bet they wish they had been this organised on Monday. It is health week and the Prime Minister is telling Conservative Members that he is going to turn over a new leaf, so why does he not start by scrapping his plans to green- light “wanting and inadequate” NHS standards?

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 9 Mar 2022)

Keir Starmer: ...forced £200 loan for every household, to be paid back in mandatory instalments over five years. The big gamble behind that policy was that energy costs would drop quickly after a short spike. That bet now looks certain to fail. When will the Prime Minister force the Chancellor into a U-turn?

Income Tax (Charge) ( 3 Mar 2021)

Keir Starmer: ...had been ignored and underfunded for a decade. Government Members voted for all that. Today’s Budget does not even recognise that, let alone rectify it. It is clear that the Chancellor is now betting on a recovery fuelled by a consumer spending blitz. In fairness, if my next door neighbour was spending tens of thousands of pounds on redecorating their flat, I would probably do the same....

The Prime Minister was asked: Engagements (21 Oct 2020)

Keir Starmer: ...tier 3 with the R above 1? I do not think so. Let me spell out what that means. On Friday, thousands of people in Greater Manchester—taxi drivers, pub and hospitality workers, people working in betting shops, the self-employed and freelancers—will either be out of work or face significant pay cuts. That is the reality on Friday in Greater Manchester. But their rent and their mortgage...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union (14 Mar 2019)

Keir Starmer: ...back the deal for a third time without even the pretence that anything has changed—other than, of course, using up more time—is an act of desperation. Mr Speaker, yesterday I was offered a £50 bet on the third meaningful vote by the right hon. Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois), which would go to Help for Heroes. I should have taken up that bet. Perhaps he and I should...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Keir Starmer: ...deliver it. The Queen’s Speech is threadbare and lacking in ambition. There is no detail, and there cannot be, because the Prime Minister gambled and lost. A majority has become a minority. All bets are off for the future. Just when we needed strong government, we have uncertainty and fragility, and I suspect that history will be a harsh critic. It does not end there. When the Prime...


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