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Sir Keir should remember that ‘trade unions and communists’ built the Labour Party, Weller says

PAUL WELLER has told Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer he should remember who built his party.

In a Big Issue interview the musician has been reflecting on the upcoming July 4 general election called by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

The 66-year-old said he does not see much difference between Mr Sunak and Sir Keir. He told the magazine: “He’s just a slightly softer version of the Tory Party, isn’t he?

“He’d be well served to remember who built the Labour Party: trade unions and communists.

“So, I don’t see much difference between him and Sunak and all that mob. The fact that he’s a ‘sir’ puts me off a little bit in the first place.”

The veteran singer-songwriter, who established his place among Britain’s music greats with the Jam and the Style Council, also reflected on the issue of homelessness in London, which is explored in his new music video, I Woke Up.

He said: “With the matter of homelessness, it’s: ‘How do you fix this?’ You can’t just keep moving people off and to another area.”

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