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Keir Starmer Says UK Labour Is ‘Proud of Being Pro-Business’

  • Opposition leader speaks at gathering of corporate leaders
  • Labour wants to win back business support ahead of election
Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer

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Keir Starmer said his UK opposition Labour Party is “proud of being pro-business,” using a gathering of over 100 corporate leaders to try to bolster support ahead of an election due in about two years at the latest.

Vowing to back private enterprise “to the hilt,” Starmer said on Wednesday that Labour “respects the contribution that profit makes to jobs, growth and our tax base,” according to the party leader’s office.