He signals a new toughness on antisemitism…and invites a favourable comparison with Johnson over Jenrick.
Posts Tagged: 2020 Labour leadership election
Polling snapshot. Coming out of lockdown, Starmer’s election and disillusion with the Government are returning us to politics as normal.
There is no evidence from the poll of polls that the Dominic Cummings affair speeded up what has been a steady Tory decline since mid-April.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
He will have to be more than a kind of North London John Smith if he wants to do more than just profit from the Government’s misfortunes.
It looks like a comprehensive rout for the hard left, with neither Long-Bailey nor Burgon getting close in their respective contests.
WATCH: Starmer – “It is the honour and privilege of my life to be elected as leader of the Labour Party.”
The former Shadow Brexit Secretary wins a decisive mandate, with more than fifty per cent of the vote. His allies also win the NEC.
Iain Dale: Which Starmer will we get as Labour’s new leader this weekend? Radical Starmer? Or Safety First Starmer?
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
“It’s trying to deal with these strange times and have an announcement that our members and the public can view from their homes.”
The Shadow Chancellor responds to allegations from Lisa Nandy about the hard left’s conduct during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
Javid’s resignation statement contained jokes but also warnings. “I’m a low-tax Conservative,” he said, and the Treasury “is the only tax-cutting ministry”.
The Labour leadership contender adds that “we should never be ashamed of investing in our public services.”
“We can’t just fragment. We have got to come together. There has been a culture where people have felt they have not been welcomed.”
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: We wait for a new Opposition leader to take the fight to the Prime Minister
And we shall not see a new Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Questions until 22nd April.
Her future is 1) Toil away on Labour’s front bench, or 2) Develop a manifesto from the backbenches. Or 3)…
She says that she’s open to the conversation because the full-on prohibition of illegal drugs isn’t working.