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Who is Keir Starmer, the new Prime Minister of England?

Eviralnews, with the decisive victory of the Labor Party in the British parliamentary elections, Britain elected its Prime Minister from the Labor Party in order to end the long-term rule of conservatives in this country after 14 years.

Keir Starmer will take over the England captaincy from Rishi Sonak. Predictions indicate that the Labor Party has achieved a decisive victory in the elections for the first time in a long time with an advantage of 170 seats over the rival party.

Starmer, 61, has quickly risen through the ranks of politics since entering the British Parliament a decade ago, but it is said that many Britons still do not know much about the self-proclaimed harbinger of change.

Starmer was born in London in 1962. His father was a toolmaker and his mother was a nurse. During the campaign, Starmer repeatedly presented himself as an ordinary person from a working-class family. In an interview with BBC radio, he said that his father worked 14 hours a day.

Starmer was the first child in the family to go to university and studied law at the University of Leeds. After completing graduate studies at Oxford University in 1987, he began his career as a lawyer.

During the Prime Ministership of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of England from his Labor Party worked as a human rights advisor. In 2008, a year after marrying her husband, Victoria became the head of the United Kingdom's Judiciary Organization.

In 2014, Starmer was praised for his services to the British judicial system, and a year later he entered the British Parliament and began his career as the immigration minister and Brexit minister for the British opposition cabinet.

In 2020, he became the chairman of the Labor Party and after Jeremy Corbyn resigned from this party, he started fundamental changes in it.

unpopularity

Despite the fact that Starmer has introduced himself as a supporter of change, he is seen as a figure of elements within the government who lacks the popularity and influence necessary for a politician. A poll by YouGov last month showed that Starmer's popularity is lower than that of the leader of the Reform Party, Nicholas Farage. The survey also showed that Starmer is not very popular among the younger generation.

Starmer has also been criticized for being in the Labor Party during Jeremy Corbyn's presidency in terms of adhering to the values ​​it currently defends, but he suspended Jeremy Corbyn's membership after becoming the Labor Party's leader. Some of his critics have accused him of betraying the leftist movements by abandoning promises such as abolishing student fees.

Foreign policy

The Labor Party has promised that Britain will remain outside the European Union, but eight years after the Brexit referendum, it wants to reset the relationship with the bloc and deepen its relationship with it by removing barriers to trade with the EU.

In the context of the war in Ukraine, Keir Starmer and the Labor Party have promised to continue providing military, financial, diplomatic and political support to Ukraine in the war against Russia. Starmer said he would work with British allies to freeze Russian assets.

Regarding West Asian issues, the Labor Party has also emphasized the need for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, but it is expected that Keir Starmer, like his predecessor, Rishi Sonak, will put support for the Israel regime on the agenda despite sending these popular messages.

In addition, in the first months of the Israel regime's attack on Gaza, he repeated the narrative of this regime and the United States of America and said that he does not support a permanent ceasefire because it only gives permission to Hamas to carry out more attacks. This position of Starmer on November 6, 2023 caused 50 members of the Labor Party council to resign from their positions.

Starmer's support for Israel's complete blockade of Gaza after October 7 caused many controversies. In an interview with LBC on October 11, when asked if Israel has the right to completely cut off electricity and water to the people of Gaza, he said: “I think Israel has that right.”

After the controversies and the resignation of some members of the Labor Party in response to Starmer's support for Israel's inhumane actions, he claimed on October 20 that he meant in that interview that Israel has the right to defend itself.

This party also said that it is committed to recognizing the independent state of Palestine as a step towards a two-state solution. This party described the establishment of the Palestinian state as “the inalienable right of the Palestinian people” and said that China is a necessary and necessary solution for Israel's long-term security.

Keir Starmer believes that London should cooperate with China wherever it can, compete wherever necessary, and confront China wherever necessary.

In a report written by Starmer, the Spectator website promises that the Labor Party will adopt a stricter policy towards Iran than the conservatives and will include Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the list of so-called “terrorist” organizations. However, as of this writing, it is unclear whether Starmer's party will implement these policies.

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