Keir Starmer promises 'national renewal' with focus on growth

First speech of 2024

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Opposition leader Keir Starmer said today (4 January) he will focus on economic growth before bringing in tax cuts, in his first speech of 2024, even as he indicated plans to shrink his flagship "green prosperity plan".

In preparation for the upcoming general election, likely to fall later this year, Starmer attacked Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, arguing that the next election offers the "potential for national renewal". Despite acknowledging he wanted "more people to have more money in their pocket", Starmer said his government will first aim to create growth to enable the funding of public services. Former FCA chair Randell joins line-up of ten City advisers to Labour party "These are not just words," Starmer said, listing his pledges, which include aiming to achieve "the highest sustained growth ...

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