There was an old-fashioned outbreak of class war, and the Deputy Prime Minister found himself on the losing side.
Posts Tagged: Angela Rayner MP
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Do you really care how Hancock was sacked, or has that Westminster bubble burst?
The view one takes of the PM and the Leader of the Opposition depends on whether one is by temperament a cavalier or a puritan.
Profile: Penny Mordaunt. Ambitious, socially liberal, sacked, then rehabilitated, restive, military-flavoured – and on manoeuvres.
In place of deviations from the Number Ten line have come the squashing of Rayner and even a comparison of the PM to Churchill.
“It’s a collective effort and we’ve all got to collectively pull this Labour Party together” , says the Scottish labour leader.
WATCH: “The very day we’re actually recovering a bit and having successes… they do this” – McDonnell on the sacking of Rayner
“What public relations genius thought this was a good move?” The former shadow chancellor asks.
WATCH – Rayner “hasn’t been sacked” but “offered a significant promotion”, says the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
Murray claims this will “take her from the back office of the Labour Party running elections to the front office where she’s talking to the country.”
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Failing to implement – or even entertain the notion of – change helps no-one, aside from perhaps a handful who use the health service for cheap populism.
As nearly 70 of the party’s MPs successfully campaigned to remove 30 criminals from a flight, their leader has gone quiet. Again.
Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
Iain Dale: The way the BBC and Sky News behave, you’d think we are the only country in the world with a second wave
Plus: Free school meals, Pointless Celebrities, Bower’s book And: “Did the honourable lady just call me scum?” Your chance to drink to that.
“The next time a man with Covid symptoms drives from London to Durham, it’ll probably be for the nearest Covid test,” says Rayner.
Starmer’s absence permitted the Prime Minister to relax, and to strike a kinder, gentler tone.
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?
“I want to see Gavin working with the parents to reassure them”.