Keir Starmer elected new UK Labour leader replacing Corbyn

first_imgHe immediately addressed the issue of anti-Semitism that Corbyn was accused of failing to tackle, which tarnished the party’s reputation and caused Jewish members to leave in droves.”Anti-Semitism has been a stain on our party. I have seen the grief that it’s brought to so many Jewish communities,” Starmer said.”On behalf of the Labour Party, I am sorry. “And I will tear out this poison by its roots and judge success by the return of Jewish members and those who felt that they could no longer support us.”Starmer, who won a resounding 56.2 percent of the vote of Labour members, acknowledged the party had “a mountain to climb”, after four straight general election defeats — two under Corbyn.But he vowed: “We will climb it.”He added: “I will lead this great party into a new era, with confidence and with hope.”So that when the time comes, we can serve our country again in government.”Topics : Starmer, who was Labour’s Brexit spokesman, called his election “the honour and privilege” of his life and vowed to “engage constructively” with Johnson’s Conservative government.Johnson immediately offered his congratulations and the pair spoke, with Starmer accepting an invitation to a government briefing on COVID-19 next week.”Keir offered to work constructively with the government on how best to respond to the coronavirus outbreak,” his spokesman said.Starmer himself vowed to reunite Labour, after deep rifts between supporters of socialist Corbyn’s hard-left ideals and centrists, and wrangling over its Brexit strategy. Pro-European centrist Keir Starmer was on Saturday unveiled as new Labour party leader, heralding a shift in Britain’s main opposition party after a crushing election defeat under veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn and years of ideological infighting. The 57-year-old former chief state prosecutor defeated Corbyn loyalist Rebecca Long-Bailey and backbencher Lisa Nandy in a lengthy campaign sparked by Corbyn’s resignation after December’s loss at the polls to Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.Angela Rayner becomes the new deputy leader, Labour announced on Twitter, after it was forced to cancel a special conference because of the coronavirus outbreak.last_img read more

Beach paradise home to A-listers hits the market

first_imgA pocket of paradise that has hosted international celebrities has been listed for sale.The resort-like ‘Trinity Beach Palace’, 15 minutes’ drive north of Cairns, offers the ultimate in luxury living, with a pristine beach right outside the front gate. Gallery (5 images)Step out your front gate onto pristine beach. Picture: Queensland Sotheby’s International RealtySelling agent Simon Cowan, of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty, says the home has been rented by A-listers.“There’s also been a couple of very famous bands stay there as well and one band in particular wrote some of their music there,” Cowan says.“Some renowned chefs have stayed there as well – Michelin star chefs.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe Courier Mail’s Amanda Lucas05:22The property has already attracted significant interest, with a few interested buyers, including a mining consortium and a potential buyer from Melbourne.The current owners bought the property in 2007 but are selling up after moving to Brisbane, and have rented it out for $10,000-$15,000 a week.The home is spread over one single storey, with high cathedral ceilings to add a spacious feel and ensure flow-through ventilation.The enormous open plan living area incorporates sitting and dining zones, a commercial-sized bar and gourmet kitchen.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoA pool with an ocean view. Picture: Queensland Sotheby’s International RealtyThe home’s decor combines African South Sea Island themes, accentuated by columns of quartz from the nearby Atherton Tablelands.There are five king-sized bedrooms, six bathrooms (including four ensuites), a safari-themed den and library, gymnasium, sauna and golf practice range. A resort-style pool with open bath-house and two outdoor bars overlooking the Coral Sea complete the amenities.The home is for sale with price on application.last_img read more