‘Gigantic’ to-do list awaits UK’s Labour

LONDON: Keir Starmer has a terrifying wake-up call as his Labor Party begins to govern Britain after nearly a decade and a half in opposition. “It’s more of a huge pile of problems,” political scientist Karl Pike told AFP, citing issues ranging from ending public health service strikes to negotiating a new deal with the European Union after Brexit. Starmer, 61, has six priorities to “turn around” the UK after 14 years of largely chaotic Conservative rule dominated by Brexit, the affluent cost-of-living crisis and fratricidal strife.

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