Keir Starmer: ‘I wouldn’t characterise myself as a bleeding heart liberal . . .’

Stephen Moss writes in The Guardian about interviewing Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions:

This is the first interview Starmer has given in his new role, but he appears to relish it: he is friendly, fluent, willing to engage. It is 45 minutes before he resorts to a diplomatic answer, when I ask him whether he thinks ID cards are a good idea, and even then it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t. A product of the iconoclastic Doughty Street legal chambers, he really does seem to believe in transparency, accountability and all those buzzwords usually trotted out by people with something to hide. The fact that he is not wearing a tie when we meet is probably significant. A DPP for the 21st century, as he would put it.