Redaction Weekly: Keir Starmer launches Tony Blair tribute act

KEIR STARMER has called on Labour to embrace the legacy of Tony Blair in an open pitch to move the party rightwards.

The Labour leader has been in Scotland as part of a summer tour designed to restart his stalled leadership.

Despite declaring that the Labour Party “only ever wins if it glimpses the future,” Keir has by default turned to ideas routed in the past.

“We have to be proud of that record in government and not be arm’s length or distant about it,” Starmer told reporters.

Blair’s pro-business policies appear to be the ones Keir is must eager to rehabilitate.

Achievements in tackling child poverty and action on climate are also raised has merits of Blair’s time as Prime Minister.

What is not mentioned is the legacy Blair left in the Middle East which leaves Labour activists with an eye on the region on edge.

On the subject of the Middle East, MPs this week moved to show solidarity for the democratic rights of Tunisians following President Saied move to suspend the country’s parliament.

British MPs voice support for Tunisian democracy following Kais Saied’s suspension of parliament

On the ever present conflict between Israel and Palestine, Redaction looked anew at negotiations, focusing instead on peace-seekers rather than peace-objectors.

Israel-Palestine isn’t the conflict – it’s the peace seekers against the peace saboteurs

Redaction Report also explored events outside the region, turning to the policies of Joe Biden on Cuba.

Biden’s hawkish Cuba policy won’t bear any fruit for Washington

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