Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer tours construction works at The Boat Yard on April 08, 2021 in Bristol, England.

Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Keir Starmer’s first year of Labour leadership on the New Statesman podcast.

A year on from taking charge of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, and his performance as leader of the opposition in the midst of a pandemic, has come under close scrutiny.

In this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea give their assessment of Starmer’s first year in charge. 

Then, in You Ask Us, the team discuss the recent violence in Northern Ireland, and whether the ongoing unrest was inevitable.

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Further reading

Ben Walker’s data-driven piece analysing Starmer’s first year as leader, which looks at how he and his party have performed in the polls across various metrics.

Ailbhe Rea looks at what’s behind the violence in Northern Ireland, and how it shows that the effects of Brexit are far from done.  

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