Keir Starmer promises to end ‘short-term fix’ of foreign workers

Labour leader calls on business leaders to stop using ‘cheap labour’ to plug workforce shortages

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Keir Starmer has issued a challenge to business leaders, vowing to end the “short-term fix” of using foreign workers to plug labour shortages and seeking to toughen up his party’s stance on immigration.

Although he promised to be “pragmatic” and avoid a repeat of last year’s lack of lorry drivers that crippled “entire sectors of our economy”, the Labour leader said companies should be weaned off “cheap labour”.

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@mark_knight23

How often do we need to remind @Keir_Starmer that he pledged to remove the House of Lords ??? Or will this be conve… https://t.co/L33rdMdf0i

Posted on: 2022-11-27 14:20

@pwsimerimiaw

@JohnHuwEvans2 @RhonddaBryant @thetimes @Keir_Starmer @wesstreeting @AndyBurnhamGM You do realise Britain is in a r… https://t.co/N8Y2pQp98Y

Posted on: 2022-11-27 13:52

@CathyMcRorie

RT @BrianM_UK: @MrKennethClarke This is why I don't understand Keir Starmer going down the same road as the Tories He should be banging th…

Posted on: 2022-11-27 13:01

@DarrenW97020285

@danielmgmoylan @Keir_Starmer I agree we have to make it work, but the problem is until you/the Government stop say… https://t.co/JuHOhX90YL

Posted on: 2022-11-27 11:47

@CanalBrocante

How things change. The man who not long ago, vowed to defend FoM now promises never to give British people such opp… https://t.co/eZHD43tSI0

Posted on: 2022-11-27 10:38

@BrackPolitics

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@politicsastar

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Posted on: 2022-11-27 10:05

@marionpfallon

RT @norwich_s: @Keir_Starmer You said you would listen to @polblonde ’s concerns. She knows more about violence against women than you’ve…

Posted on: 2022-11-27 09:52

@K9Magik

@FranchesHarper @SoozUK @AyoCaesar But Keir did make false promises…that’s the whole point of this conversation and… https://t.co/H8FefZe0Kx

Posted on: 2022-11-27 09:46

@BrianM_UK

@MrKennethClarke This is why I don't understand Keir Starmer going down the same road as the Tories He should be b… https://t.co/sCX0qXXe01

Posted on: 2022-11-27 08:18

@JamesKerLindsay

@seldonscott @DPJHodges @Keir_Starmer @UKLabour OK. It’s just strange that it suddenly seems to come from nowhere.… https://t.co/HKB455K5gw

Posted on: 2022-11-26 23:32

@pippip343

@AndrewPRLevi @KizzyDaze @Keir_Starmer The mess this country is in, starting a Brexit argument can only cause more… https://t.co/b7i3kbrfGP

Posted on: 2022-11-26 21:41

@AKAsusangreen

@Keir_Starmer Unresourced window dressing promises from a leader who has condoned bullying & harrassment by his own… https://t.co/4Ih9e2iYjT

Posted on: 2022-11-26 21:39

@SamLJPage

RT @phil_vanes: @mrjamesob @afneil Ask yourself this James. Why would a rabidly right-wing, pro-Brexit Spectator award Labour Leader Keir S…

Posted on: 2022-11-26 16:22

@phil_vanes

@mrjamesob @afneil Ask yourself this James. Why would a rabidly right-wing, pro-Brexit Spectator award Labour Leade… https://t.co/JGZG5Ymr3w

Posted on: 2022-11-26 16:08

@ajt4t4u

This is code for the quest for power matters more than anything else. Militant Brexiteer more likely to desert Labo… https://t.co/gEIEvQbPnx

Posted on: 2022-11-26 15:43

@fightinggirluk

@PALythgoe @Keir_Starmer @UKLabour how can he have already broken a pledge, these promises are if he comes to power… https://t.co/4Hw3yvzKa4

Posted on: 2022-11-26 15:06

@Minghowriter

@WasOnceLoved @UKLabour @CatherineWest1 @Keir_Starmer Yes, & what does @Keir_Starmer currently say about latter? No… https://t.co/blSqiMdQUq

Posted on: 2022-11-26 13:38

@martagv3

RT @sheilaRNBD: @Keir_Starmer @womensaid @GilgalBham It angers me that you became leader based on a campaign of lies, false promises and sa…

Posted on: 2022-11-26 12:21

@jentoo44

RT @sheilaRNBD: @Keir_Starmer @womensaid @GilgalBham It angers me that you became leader based on a campaign of lies, false promises and sa…

Posted on: 2022-11-26 08:53

@xx4MMF

RT @norwich_s: @Keir_Starmer You said you would listen to @polblonde ’s concerns. She knows more about violence against women than you’ve…

Posted on: 2022-11-26 07:26

@minxymartin

RT @sheilaRNBD: @Keir_Starmer @womensaid @GilgalBham It angers me that you became leader based on a campaign of lies, false promises and sa…

Posted on: 2022-11-26 06:53

@sheilaRNBD

@Keir_Starmer @womensaid @GilgalBham It angers me that you became leader based on a campaign of lies, false promise… https://t.co/Ba2ckQyTiU

Posted on: 2022-11-26 06:46

@Wakster0511

@Keir_Starmer If only politicians didn’t have decades ( in my personal experience ) of making promises and breaking… https://t.co/VC4l7Ae6nB

Posted on: 2022-11-26 02:48

@seraphimaAM

Hello @Keir_Starmer will you stand with social renters and vote for the Social Housing Regulation Bill? I'm campaig… https://t.co/HVuF8SJK1B

Posted on: 2022-11-25 23:09

@norwich_s

@Keir_Starmer You said you would listen to @polblonde ’s concerns. She knows more about violence against women th… https://t.co/AnYT0OydnL

Posted on: 2022-11-25 22:32

@susanbower8

Britain gives China £51.7m foreign aid despite pledge to end handouts https://t.co/bUN4IZXQNY via @MailOnline Why ?… https://t.co/KeVDU6W8TS

Posted on: 2022-11-25 21:50

@stevefr24055448

@Keir_Starmer when u go up for election will ur manifesto be same as Tory? cus unless you make ur manifesto Legal t… https://t.co/zj00d17485

Posted on: 2022-11-25 16:25

@greendrive1246

@mollscroll @Keir_Starmer And ain’t that the truth. A party steeped in the most appalling misogyny is hardly in a place to make promises.

Posted on: 2022-11-25 16:18

@IainCrawford

@Keir_Starmer You Mr Starmer continue 'blanking' Apsama Begum and conspicuously fail to support her against the ab… https://t.co/oKPpdflmlv

Posted on: 2022-11-25 15:46

@a_tri_sisters

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Posted on: 2022-11-25 14:53

@MyOpinionnotU

@AnnelieseDodds @Keir_Starmer @elliereeves @YvetteCooperMP Labour too late now you shower of Sh@t, empty promises j… https://t.co/rZEAdzPIPJ

Posted on: 2022-11-25 14:49

@MarkHazard2020

RT @MarkHazard2020: @Riggs_martin And for the Red Wall, where education is not valued by Labour's target voters, Sir Keir Starmer KC promis…

Posted on: 2022-11-25 14:43

@MarkHazard2020

@Riggs_martin And for the Red Wall, where education is not valued by Labour's target voters, Sir Keir Starmer KC pr… https://t.co/4eYL1K3TMW

Posted on: 2022-11-25 14:40

@montys3rdson

@Keir_Starmer The irony ! Thousands of mainly white girl raped ,covered up by labour councils, ignored by police po… https://t.co/eA5o3cEhAH

Posted on: 2022-11-25 12:02