Keir Starmer picks up Politican of the Year at Spectator awards

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LABOUR person Sir Keir Starmer won Politician of the Year astatine the Spectator awards connected Monday evening.

The Labour leader, who precocious came successful for disapproval aft saying determination were excessively galore overseas workers successful the NHS, got the backing of the right-qing mag astatine the yearly Parliamentarian of the Year Awards.

The Scottish Greens besides accused Starmer of utilizing the aforesaid “insular” and “xenophobic” language arsenic the Tories connected immigration.

He said: “This is simply a existent honour. I don’t expect to beryllium endorsed by The Spectator astatine the adjacent election, but I look guardant to disagreeing successful the conflict of ideas.”

Sir Keir Starmer has conscionable been awarded “politician of the year” astatine the Spectator Awards by the Spectator, the UK’s oldest Tory magazine.

He received a immense circular of applause by Tory MPs and others successful attendance.

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Recently, The Spectator was accused of utilizing "vile" imagery to promtoe an nonfiction connected migration successful Britain. 

One of the magazine's columns was accompanied by a representation which showed a elephantine question of non-white migrants climbing implicit 1 different to get to what resembles the White Cliffs of Dover. 

Other winners connected the nighttime included Jeremy Hunt, who picked up the Survivor of the Year award, portion erstwhile wellness caput Sajid Javid was presented with Resignation of the Year.

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Elsewhere, Rishi Sunak won Comeback of the Year aft taking implicit arsenic Prime Minister from Liz Truss, who helium had earlier mislaid to successful the summer’s enactment campaign.

The afloat database of winners was arsenic follows:

  • Survivor of the Year – Jeremy Hunt
  • Peer of the Year – Richard Harrington
  • Chancellor of the Year – Rachel Reeves
  • Campaign of the Year – Liam Fox
  • Resignation of the twelvemonth – Sajid Javid
  • Backbencher of the Year – Rob Halfon
  • Minister to Watch – Kemi Badenoch
  • Minister of the Year – Ben Wallace
  • Politician of the twelvemonth – Keir Starmer
  • Speech of the Year – Theresa May
  • Comeback of the Year – Rishi Sunak
  • Parliamentarian of the Year – Volodymyr Zelensky