2020 Christmas Message from Labour Leader Keir Starmer
I want to wish you all a very happy Christmas.
It’s a time to celebrate and come together with our family and friends. it’s a time for Christians in Britain and across the world to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The values of Christianity of generosity, of kindness and hope, have shone through this year. In every village, every town and every city, we’ve seen the very best of Britain. The key workers who’ve been our country’s rock. The servicemen and servicewomen who’ve stepped up. And the incredible scientists who’ve discovered a vaccine.
I know it hasn’t been easy. I know for many of our key workers, they will have to step up again one more time, this Christmas. As will our Armed Forces who’ve been deployed here and across the seas. To all of you, a heartfelt thank-you.
Christmas is a time for us to be thankful for what we value most and to care for those who’ve lost so much. Too many families have lost loved ones this year. For many, that’s going to mean an empty space around the Christmas table. And I know how difficult this period will be without them. To all of those families, to all of you in isolation, my thoughts are with you all.
This year has been like no other. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. The vaccine will be distributed. The spread of the virus will slow. Businesses will reopen. And we will recapture the spirit that has got us through the pandemic and rebuild a better future for our country.
So wherever you are and however you’re celebrating, stay safe, have a very merry Christmas, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.