Q: Lisa Nandy says more areas will comply with EU law. What are they and does it mean violating British sovereignty?
Sturmer He says he set five principles that govern how he approaches it.
This concludes the Q&A session.
Q: You didn’t mention small boats. Is it because you have no plans?
Sturmer Labor says it has plans to address the issue.
Only 4% of those who crossed the Channel last year had their claims processed. He said he couldn’t believe it when he saw it.
Q: Given your statement about not providing a large checkbook government, does that mean you’re dropping plans to abolish student tuition fees?
Sturmer He said the current tuition system is not working.
But Labor will have to be honest about what it can do, he says. The damage done to the economy means that all costs must be borne before the election begins. he continues:
And, as we’ve always done, we’ll do it with discipline.
I’m not going to detail the manifest upfront.
When Sturmer ran for Labor leadership, one of his 10 pledges was to “support the abolition of tuition fees and invest in lifelong learning.”
Q: If the government’s proposed anti-strike government is in law, will you repeal it by the time you win the election, and do you think there should be legislation on minimum service levels? ?
Sturmer The government says they are all over the place about this. He doesn’t think the law will work. And he believes the government has been advised that it will make the situation worse. he continues:
If it’s a further restriction, we’ll repeal it…I don’t think legislation is the way to end labor disputes.
It’s important. Labor officials have previously said they would oppose the bill, but avoided asking if they would repeal it if it were enacted.
Q: What do you offer nurses to end the strike?
Sturmer The government says we should talk to them. A compromise is needed, he says. He says nurses don’t want to go on strike.
The government “has no strategy at all” to deal with this, he said.
Q: Do you think there is more room for the private sector to provide public services?
Sturmer He says he is not in favor of a central government controlling everything or leaving everything to the market. He supports “an agile and active nation in partnership with private enterprise.”
Q: How will the approach to resolving strikes change?
Sturmer Sunak’s promise yesterday was “weak,” he says. He cites inflation as an example, noting that inflation is expected to fall anyway.
As for health, unions have plans to provide adequate funding to expand the workforce, he said.
This is an example of what he means, not just the band-aid approach, he says.
Sturmer is taking questions.
He says he wants to take a good number.
(At yesterday’s press conference, Rishi Sunak received praise from the media for answering 15 questions.)
Q: Will you meet Conservative spending limits for the election?
Sturmer He says he insisted on not using big checkbooks because workers would take over a badly wounded economy.
It already has financial rules. it sticks to them.
But he wants a different approach.
Sturmer It says labor will give communities the “trust, power and control” they need.
The party will make the case for change, he said.
We will work every day to earn the public’s trust.
And it will work for a politics that does not hide from the challenges facing Britain.
Sturmer He’s working on his second point. He said more decisions should be made by locals and he is “very serious about the game”.
He says he couldn’t dispute the claims of breakaway voters who said they wanted more control over what was happening in their region during Brexit.
He said the same factors were at work in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.
And “it’s not an unreasonable demand,” he says.
(He is talking about decentralization, not Scottish independence.)
Sturmer says Labor will pass legislation to delegate power with a withdrawal control bill to be delivered in the first King’s speech.
Sturmer We identify the drive to net zero as an example of how a Labor Party approach focused on mission and long-term planning can make a difference.
Sturmer I would say there are two steps to this.
First, he modernizes the central government.
He says he wants the government to be “dynamic, agile, strong and, above all, focused.” It is driven by a clear and measurable goal – a national mission. ’” He continues:
A new approach to government power. Be more strategic. More relaxed about bringing public and private, corporate and union, town and city expertise. We will use that partnership to move our country forward.
Sturmer The Tories say they have not embraced the need for dynamic government. A “hands-off” approach no longer works, he says.
But Tory politics isn’t the only one pushing the “plaster that sticks” approach. It’s the entire Westminster system, he says.
At work, the boss never makes all the decisions. But this is how we try to run the UK.
And that’s why “despite all the talk about leveling up, nothing happens.”
It’s an old game where nothing happens.
Sturmer says “no more”. Now he shows how to unleash the pride of the British community.
Sturmer One of the best things about being British is knowing you live in a country where you can get emergency medical care if you have an accident.
Workers won’t let it be destroyed, he says.
Sturmer Rishi Sunak’s speech yesterday was an example of the problem, he says. It was just cliche and commentary, he says.
Sturmer Says Westminster politics are part of the problem.
In his later years, he entered politics and ran a large organization. He changed them all for the better, “including the Labor Party.”
He says the system doesn’t work. He hears stories of the big day at Westminster. But all that happened is that someone explained the problem well. Then they move on.
He says you can’t overestimate how much short-term thinking dominates Westminster.
He says the energy price freeze is a good example.
He is not blaming the Tories for the war in Ukraine. he continues:
But war didn’t scrap home insulation, war didn’t ban onshore wind, war didn’t stall Britain’s nuclear energy. The Tory administration did just that.
The audio feed from Speech went down a bit, but it’s back up, Sturmer is now celebrating the talent available in the UK.
People are ambitious, he says. But what they lack is a government that shares their ambitions.
He says he’s talking about untapped potential. What happens when it’s unlocked?
He wants to give the people the government and politics they deserve.
Economic change must go hand in hand with political change.
We have an economy that stores potential and a politics that stores power.
That’s why we need new ways of governing, he says.
Sturmer He says he has no illusions about the extent of the problems facing the country.
Homes get burgled without anyone getting caught, people wait at the A&E, and kids go to school hungry, he says.
He says people should cut back on things like presents: small things that mean a lot.
He says people say the UK has had a worse experience.
he accepts it. He remembers growing up in the working class in the 1970s. His family’s phone was cut because he couldn’t pay his bills.
But he says it shouldn’t be like this.