Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer was interviewed by Dan Walker on BBC Breakfast earlier today as the host quizzed the MP on his vision for the Labour Party. However, five minutes into the interview the BBC host was forced to cut short the conversation after initially apologising they had kicked off their chat later than expected.
Walker began the interview by sending his wishes to Starmer and his family following the news the MP’s mother-in-law was critically ill in intensive care.
Starmer replied: “Thank you to the very many people who sent us very kind wishes and support from across the political spectrum and many and mostly a massive thank you to the NHS for what they are doing it is incredible.”
The BBC host then quizzed Starmer on his policies as the MP explained he believed there should be a transfer of power out of Westminster.
“When we start about removal of power from Westminster it’s not just about power, it’s about transport and infrastructure, where do you stand on HS2?” Walker asked.
Starmer said: “On HS2 we do need a decision sooner rather than later cause in some places work has already started. I actually think schemes and infrastructure should have started in the north and worked south.”
BBC's Dan had to cut the interview short (Image: BBC)
Keir discussed his plan for Labour (Image: BBC )
Interrupting, Walker asked: “Do you think it should go ahead now?”
“Well it should go ahead I have particular concerns about where it comes into in London, it should go ahead,” Starmer answered.
“But it should start in the north and work its way south and it should be part of a national infrastructure plan.
“One of the difficulties we’ve got in this country we haven’t had an integrated transport plan for flying, for trains, for roads.
Dan apologised for cutting the interview short (Image: BBC )
“We’ve just had this ad hoc plans which are not thought through as one coherent plan for the whole United Kingdom.”
After just five minutes