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Keir Starmer’s plan for economic growth ‘depends’ on science

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Labour leader says his economic growth mission will rely on “seizing opportunities of tomorrow”

Keir Starmer has said his “mission” to make the UK the fastest-growing major economy under a Labour government will “depend” on science, technology and innovation.

In a speech delivered in Manchester on 23 February, the Labour leader set out five missions that will be at the centre of the party’s manifesto at the next election and will guide his government if elected, including securing the highest sustained growth in the G7 group of countries.

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