On the final day of the Labour party conference, dubbed Labour connected, the leader Sir Kier Starmer issued a rallying call to voters saying
“Take another look at Labour, we’re under new leadership”
Speaking in Doncaster as the Labour party looks to recover from the defeat of last December’s election, Sir Kier talked about the future of the party, Brexit, and Coronavirus.
Sir Keir spoke about his family values and was full of praise for the NHS for looking after his mother.
He says his vision for Britain is simple.
“I want this to be the best country to grow up in and the best country to grow old in. A country in which we put family first. A country that embodies the values I hold dear.”
The Labour leader spoke of his frustration at the Government, saying that he is angry that they are holding the country back from achieving higher standards.
Speaking on the Global pandemic Sir Kier said: The warnings yesterday from the Government’s advisors were stark. They can’t be ignored. Labour will act in the national interest. We will be a constructive opposition. We will support whatever reasonable steps are necessary to save lives.”
He warned that the UK could have another full lockdown. Pointing out it would not be an act of God, but a clear sign of government failure.
He criticised the Prime Minister saying Boris Johnson’s government has lost control. While also blaming the struggling NHS on the Conservatives for their lack of funding while in power.
Sir Kier went on the attack over Brexit, saying the
“grown-up way to deal with Brexit is to negotiate properly and get a deal”.
Saying that the Prime Minister has “repeatedly promised that he will get a deal”, and if he fails to get one, he will be failing Britain and he’ll have nobody to blame but himself.”
The message to the Labour Party was clear, they deserved to lose last December. Sir Kier said they need to come out of the shadows in order to make real change.
Reflecting on the position at the election the Labour leader said
“When you lose an election in a democracy you deserve to. You don’t look at the electorate and ask them, ‘what were you thinking?’ You look at yourself and ask, ‘what were we doing?”
He went on to admit that the party has work to do to eradicate anti-Semitism, but his message to his MP’s was clear its time to get serious about winning.
Labour’s message to voters
Instead of looking back at the election, Sir Kier wanted to look forward to the future and promised voters.
“Never again will Labour go into an election not being trusted, On national security, with your job, with your community and with your money. That’s what being under new leadership means.”
His message was clear, he wants his Labour party to be for everyone across the UK, to stop it being dismantled and neglected.