The election of Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party was met with euphoria across the mainstream media. But despite winning the leadership with a huge majority, Starmer had only been involved in politics for five years – having previously worked as a barrister, a pro bono lawyer and director of public prosecutions – and little was known about his political views.
So who is Starmer? A managerial Machiavelli? A moral crusader? Or just an opportunist with a tidy haircut? Aaron Bastani speaks to journalist Oliver Eagleton, author of The Starmer Project: A Journey to the Right, to find out.