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Keir Starmer’s Six Key Promises Evaluated

Labour leader Keir Starmer has introduced six key post-election promises inspired by Tony Blair. These include delivering economic stability, cutting NHS waiting times, launching a border security command, setting up Great British Energy, cracking down on antisocial behavior, and recruiting 6,500 new teachers. Critics argue these pledges fall short of bold reforms.
Labour leader Keir Starmer channels Tony Blair with a new set of six key post-election promises.

Starmer introduced a credit-card sized handout with a photo of himself and six core policies, aiming to address economic and social issues in Britain.

He claims these promises are the 'first steps' towards changing Britain, though critics argue they fall short of the bold policies needed.

The six pledges are:

1. Deliver Economic Stability: Introduce a 'fiscal lock' and establish an Office for Value for Money.

However, this promise is less ambitious compared to his previous economic growth goals.

2. Cut NHS Waiting Times: Reduce the NHS waiting list of 7.5 million by providing 40,000 more hospital appointments each week, funded by tackling tax avoidance.

3. Launch a New Border Security Command: Create a new government unit to cut the asylum backlog, hiring new specialists and scrapping the Rwanda deportation scheme.

4. Set Up Great British Energy: Invest £8.3 billion in a publicly-owned energy company to achieve a carbon-free electricity system by 2030.

5. Crack Down on Antisocial Behavior: Increase neighborhood policing, introduce new penalties, and establish youth hubs to combat antisocial behavior.

6. Recruit 6,500 New Teachers: Hire new teachers in key subjects, funded by ending tax breaks for private schools.

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