Tony Blair – 2020 Comments on Keir Starmer’s Leadership of the Labour Party

The comments made by Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007, to the PA news agency on 24 July 2020.

Keir’s doing a good job, a very good job actually. I think he’s put Labour back on the map and he has made them competitive again. He will know, and we all know, that there’s a long way to go before a General Election and many things to be done. But, in these months since he’s become the leader, he’s completely changed the image of the Labour leadership amongst the public and he deserves respect and admiration for that.

There are a whole other set of questions around policy that in time that I’m sure and know he will come to. But, has he made it politically competitive again which it hasn’t really been for quite a long period of time? Yes, and that’s a huge step forwards for the Labour Party.