Keir Starmer, the quiet leader who refocused the English left

Keir Starmer, the quiet leader who refocused the English left
Keir Starmer, the quiet leader who refocused the English left

PORTRAIT – After taking over as Labour leader four years ago, the 61-year-old former lawyer is expected to be the new tenant of Downing Street.

London Correspondent

Last Sunday, on the evening of the first round of the French legislative elections, Keir Starmer was also in front of his television. The United Kingdom may have broken away from Europe, but what is happening on the other side of the Channel is still of interest. And the leader of the Labour Party saw in the results a confirmation of the correctness of his strategy. « The lesson is that we need to address people’s daily concerns. », commented the man who is expected to become the next British Prime Minister.

An apostle of realism and a self-confessed pragmatist, Keir Starmer wants to break with out-of-touch ideologies. « We must champion the progressive cause, but we must do so by understanding why people are disillusioned with politics and making politics work for them again. », he added. The Labour leader believes he has heard these concerns. First, by refocusing the party to meet the expectations of a majority of Britons. And by not hesitating…

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