Keir Starmer

The Somali, Bangladeshi and Chinese community of King's Cross

Tucked away in the Chadswell block of flats just South of Camden Town Hall is a centre that is important to many in this lively community. It is the Chadswell Health Living Centre. A large, cheerful room is used for a range of activities aimed at the Bangladeshi, Somali and Chinese communities. I was happy to visit at their invitation last Friday, with Councilors Abdul Hai and Sally Gimson.   (continue reading below)     Continue reading

Airstrikes in Syria are lawful, but I’ll be voting against them

I have written for The Guardian about why I will be voting against airstrikes in Syria when the Prime Minister calls a vote this week. Read the article here.

Weekly update 27th November 2015

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Blackstone Lecture

Last Saturday I was in Oxford to deliver the Blackstone lecture at Pembroke College. I chose to focus on whether Britain should remain part of the European Court of Human Rights. My answer – particularly in the light of the terrorist attacks in Paris and across the rest of the world – is a clear and unequivocal yes.  Below you can read my full argument, which I hope you find interesting. Continue reading

Meeting an Indian women’s delegation on violence against women and girls

I was delighted to be asked by Jane Gordon of Sisters for Change to meet a delegation of Indian women who are in the UK to look at our policies and practices in this area. They were keen to have an interchange about some of the changes I was able to institute while I was the Director of Public Prosecutions. (Read more below). Continue reading

Weekly update 20th November 2015

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New clinic for breast and ovarian cancer research

A new research clinic has been opened at University College London Hospital. I was delighted to learn all about it. Learn about it too by reading my blog. Continue reading

Camden firemen who died in the blitz

On Friday 12 November I attended a service of dedication at the Euston fire station for a plaque to commemorate three firemen who were killed during the blitz. Michael Pinchen, a former fireman, gave a most moving explanation of the events that led to their deaths. He has kindly agreed for me to circulate it more widely, with some images from the service.  At the end is a description of the charity WW2 Firemen and Firewomen Remembrance Group, which organised this event, and a little about Mr Pinchen.  Keir Continue reading

weekly update 12 november 2015

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Weekly update 6th November 2015

Catch up with some of what I've been up to in the last week Continue reading