Keir Starmer’s victory at the Democratic National Convention will not save him, but his time as Director of Public Prosecutions may.

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Keir Starmer’s victory at the Democratic National Convention will not save him, but his time as Director of Public Prosecutions might.

Right now, Labour has few advantages.

However, the party’s leader may gain some respect for the position he previously held.

Keir Starmer can now take a deep breath and unwind.

However, not excessively so.

The Labour leader’s bold move to take on his own party, which many – including myself – were wary of, paid off, and he can now look people in the eyes and say, “Last year I promised we’d be under new management, and this year I proved it.”

It was critical to get the message out loud and clear that he was not Jeremy Corbyn and that he had quietly but ruthlessly defeated the party’s hard left.

Starmer has resurrected Labour.

But there’s still so much to do.

There has been a lot of discussion about how to reclaim the Red Wall, which is critical, but there is also Scotland, which is crucial.

Professor John Curtice spoke about Proportional Representation (PR) at a fascinating fringe event in Brighton, highlighting the difficult task ahead of Starmer, particularly in Scotland, where independence remains a major issue for many former Labour voters.

It’s easy to see why PR or some sort of progressive alliance is gaining popularity among Labour members, given how difficult it appears that the party will ever win under First Past The Post.

But, for the time being, these are the conditions under which elections are held, and under which Starmer must compete.

It isn’t all doom and gloom.

His first conference as opposition leader was a success.

A brutal set of media interviews can follow a Labour leader’s – or any leader’s – speech, in which all of the hard work and carefully planned messaging unravels while people eat their cornflakes.

The morning broadcast round after Ed Miliband’s “predators and producers” speech about ending “fast buck” capitalism (in his defense, it was a concept ahead of its time) has left me traumatised.

Starmer, on the other hand, gave an assured and confident interview on the Today show on Thursday, in which he remained calm and never panicked.

This was in contrast to his Andrew Marr interview last weekend, during which he was caught in a cervical snare.

News summary from Infosurhoy in the United Kingdom.

Keir Starmer’s victory at the Democratic National Convention will not save him, but his time as Director of Public Prosecutions may.

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