Starmer claims that Sunak is merely providing "promises and platitudes."

Starmer claims that Sunak is merely providing “promises and platitudes.”

When criticising “sticking plaster politics” in a new year’s address in east London, Sir Keir Starmer said that Rishi Sunak was merely providing the nation with “more promises, more platitudes.”

Speaking only a short distance from where Rishi Sunak presented his own vision for the nation on Wednesday, the Labour leader criticised the Prime Minister for being in denial about the issues the nation is facing.

In Stratford, Sir Keir addressed the gathering while flanked by party members, warning them against interpreting his assurances as “Labour getting its big government chequebook out again.”

His first address of 2023 comes at a time when the Government is battling intense strains on the NHS and prolonged strikes, and families are still contending with high cost of living issues.

In his own speech in Stratford, when he pledged to reduce inflation by half, address the NHS waiting lists, and address small boat crossings of the English Channel, Mr Sunak was criticised for providing insufficient details.

The audience was informed by Sir Keir that Mr Sunak had simply provided “commentary without solutions.

The audience was informed by Sir Keir that Mr Sunak had simply provided “commentary without answers.

The nation needs a fresh approach to politics and the economy, according to the Labour leader, whose party will replace the House of Lords with a regionally elected house if it wins the next election.

“That’s why I say Britain needs a completely new way of governing.”

“I call it sticking plaster politics,” he said.

On the NHS, the Labour leader said that crises affecting the country have each been “an iceberg on the horizon”.

According to Sir Keir, the party will lay out its “national missions” in the next weeks, which will serve as the foundation for the new style of government.

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