Sir Keir Starmer highjacked the “Take Back Control” Brexit slogan in his New Year speech today, promising a massive power shift from Westminster to local government as part of his vision for the UK under Labour.

In a neat twist on Vote Leave’s mantra, Starmer proposed a “Take Back Control Bill” which would devolve new powers to local communities and give them the right to request more authority from central government. “The control people want is control of their lives and their communities,” Sir Keir said.