Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is speaking on a panel titled ‘Repowering The World’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Starmer’s team has spent the past 18 months trying to position him as a statesman-in-waiting. He has traveled the globe meeting foreign leaders and attending major events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and the COP climate talks in Dubai.

An important element of this has been Labour’s unconditional support for Ukraine in its war against Russia and broad agreement with the government on most areas of foreign policy.

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition leader Keir Starmer said on Thursday there would be no investment in new oil and gas fields in Britain under a Labour government – a big change from current UK energy policies.
Starmer said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos that his party wanted to get to a new role for oil and gas in the energy transition.
“What we’ve said about oil and gas is that there does need to be a transition,” Starmer said, speaking on a panel.