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The Inside Story of Labour Under Starmer


The explosive, definitive, behind-the-scenes account of Labour and its general election in 2024, from the authors of Left Out

Drawing on their unrivalled access throughout the Labour party, the Times and Sunday Times investigative duo behind Left Out now present the explosive inside story of Labour’s transformation and general election under Starmer.

This is the definitive telling of a momentous time for the party: either their election as the first Labour government since the Blair/Brown era, or a catastrophic mishandling of a huge lead in the opinion polls. Either way, the story centres on Starmer's relentless and single-minded pursuit of power, and on the inevitable turmoil and carnage as he expunges opponents and attempts to unite his party in the face of searingly divisive events.

Richly peopled with all of the major figures of Labour present and past, as well as with those pulling strings behind the scenes, this will ultimately be a must-read, warts-and-all picture of the new British government - or it will be the dramatic story of one of the most spectacular car-crashes in Labour’s history and in contemporary British politics.

About the authors

Patrick Maguire

Patrick Maguire is a political columnist for The Times and senior political correspondent for Times Radio. He is a regular commentator on Labour politics for TV and radio and won the 2016 Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists.
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Gabriel Pogrund

Gabriel Pogrund is Whitehall Editor at the Sunday Times, where he covers politics and investigations. He won Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards (2023), Scoop of the Year at the London Press Club Awards (2022), Anti-Corruption Journalist of the Year (2021) and has been shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award (2022 and 2023). He was 2018 Laurence Stern Fellow at the Washington Post and 2017 Young Journalist of the Year.
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