Keir Starmer told by Labour MPs to stop ‘boring everyone to death’

Shadow cabinet ministers have reportedly said the Labour Party need a 'big vision'

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Sir Keir Starmer has reportedly been told to stop “boring everyone to death” by members of his shadow cabinet.

Shadow cabinet ministers have reportedly accused the Labour Party leader of having no “energy or direction”, adding that they need a “big vision”.

One minister told the Times: “Is he exciting? No, of course not - that isn’t why we ended up with him.

Sir Keir Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer
Sir Keir is being investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards over potential breaches of rules on earnings and gifts
Sir Keir is being investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards over potential breaches of rules on earnings and gifts

“But there is a big difference between not being Mr Razzmatazz and boring everyone to death...”

A second added: “There’s no energy or direction from his team. We don’t need a full manifesto but we do need a big vision, clear priorities and a bold offer.

“What are they waiting for?”

The comments come after it was announced yesterday that Sir Keir is being investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards over potential breaches of rules on earnings and gifts, the parliamentary website shows.

The parliamentary website shows Sir Keir is being investigated under two sections of the MPs’ rules of conduct on registering interests.

The first matter under investigation is stated as: “Registration of interests under Category 1 of the Guide to the Rules (Employment and earnings).”

And the second: “Registration of interests under Category 3 of the Guide to the Rules (Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources).”

Speaking after the investigation was announced, Sir Keir insisted he is confident he has not broken the MPs’ code of conduct, saying “there’s no problem here”.

During a visit to Wakefield, the Labour leader said allegations were not a surprise, adding: “My office is dealing with it and will be replying in due course.”

Asked if he was sure he had done nothing wrong, he said: “Absolutely confident, there’s no problem here.”