Sir Keir Starmer could face leadership threats from Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper
Sir Keir Starmer could face a threat to his leadership from two former frontbenchers after both Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper signalled they still have designs on Labour’s top job. Ms Cooper, who is the chairman of Parliament’s home affairs committee, did not rule out running in any future race while Mr Burnham, who is now the mayor of Greater Manchester, said he would fight for the leadership if he had the support of Labour colleagues. Both served as Cabinet ministers under Gordon Brown before running for the leadership in 2015 and losing to Jeremy Corbyn. On Sunday, Mr Burnham said he would run after the next election and suggested Labour would have lost fewer Northern seats at the 2019 election under his stewardship. "I still think life would have been different if I had won," he told the Observer. Mr Burnham romped to re-election in the Manchester mayoral race on May 6, taking all 215 wards in Greater Manchester. "I think we would be stronger in taking on the Government,” he added.news.yahoo.com
France ends search after Channel capsize kills family of 4
Fifteen migrants have been saved so far and rescue and search operations are still under way, according to the regional administration for the Nord region. Emergency services called off their search on Tuesday night because of darkness and bad weather. They did not resume Wednesday morning because there was no chance of finding anyone still alive, according to an official with the French maritime agency for the Channel and North Sea region. French maritime officials have rescued hundreds more in routine operations in the Channel, a busy shipping lane known for high winds and strong currents. French authorities reported four migrant deaths in total in small boats crossing the Channel in 2019.