The Scottish Secretary, understated in his public utterances, “often makes the wittiest interjections in Cabinet discussions”.
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.”
That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
By taking refuge once again in his party’s only idea, Starmer puts himself behind even Gordon Brown in his constitutional thinking.
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
“People need to take their heads out of the sand”…and rid the party of the “cancer” of antisemitism.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Plus: Stingy Liberal Democrats. Stupid Owen Smith. And: at the Edinburgh Festival – and why those right-on comedians don’t get life beyond the M25.