Keir Starmer hints Labour could target wealthy with tax increase on stocks and shares  

Sir Keir Starmer responded to claims he is “boring” by saying the most exciting thing he has done in his life is witness the birth of his two children.

The Labour leader told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Let me tell you the most exciting thing: the birth of my children – it was absolutely incredible to see the two most wonderful beings come into the world.

“It not only excited me when they were born, it has excited me every single day since. And if people think that’s boring, I don’t care. To me that is crucially important, I love it.

“I don’t shy away from the fact, when we’re facing a period of great uncertainty, we’ve got conflict in Ukraine, we’ve got a cost-of-living crisis, we’ve got a Government that has lost control of the economy, do we need a serious person steering the country calmly and competently to a better future? I think the answer to that is yes.

“If I came on here and said I’ve done a bungee jump you wouldn’t say, ‘Well, great, now we’ve got the prime minister we need’.”