The atmosphere at conference is buoyant. It certainly feels like the party is confident it is on the cusp of governing. The splits within the party and the divisions that arose during the five years of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership seem to have been relegated very much to the past, and there is a quiet confidence coupled with slick professionalism everywhere I go.
The manifesto presented by the RN still paints a radical picture for the future of France under a Le Pen presidency. It proposes to prioritise the rights of French natives over non-natives in accessing services such as housing, benefits, jobs, and health services.
Hartlepool, hard-left divisions, and a handful of think tanks are just a few characterisations of Keir Starmer’s two year tenure as Labour leader. Has he made his mark on the party and public? Or is he an electoral liability?