5 Jan 2023

Sir Keir Starmer pledges Labour will devolve power and ‘take back control’

Political Editor

Promising he’ll turn ‘Take Back Control’ from a Brexit-era slogan into “a solution”, Sir Keir Starmer says he’ll tackle short-termism in politics by transferring more power from Westminster to local communities.

In his first major speech of the year, he condemned Rishi Sunak for offering “sticking plaster” solutions, but warned there’d be no Labour spending spree to solve the country’s problems.

However, speaking on the day the government outlined new anti-strike legislation, Sir Keir did promise he’d repeal any such laws if he wins the next election.