In this inaugural episode of POLITICO’s new global podcast Power Play, host Anne McElvoy talks to the man who hopes to be Britain’s next prime minister, Keir Starmer.
In a wide-ranging interview on global affairs, the Labour leader reveals his concerns about China. He warns that the U.K. needs to “wean itself off” China “when it comes to trade, commerce and technology.”
Starmer also tells Anne what he thinks about Donald Trump, Joe Biden, the war in Ukraine and his vision for a “clean energy alliance” around the world.
Later, Anne talks to POLITICO’s assembled “Power Panel” from New York City, where the annual U.N. General Assembly is underway. As leaders gather on the international stage, Rosa Prince, the editor of London Playbook and Nahal Toosi, senior foreign affairs correspondent in Washington, D.C. share their analysis of Starmer’s thinking about the world and what it might mean for transatlantic relations.