Sir Keir Starmer

So - Leave it to the SNP, the Lib-dems and the police to make statements while lamely Labour say there should be a ‘swift response’

Well, we have had that now
 

Chris_Boro

Well-known member
So - Leave it to the SNP, the Lib-dems and the police to make statements while lamely Labour say there should be a ‘swift response’

Well, we have had that now
Not sure there is any useful need for labour to press hard right now. Strategically, just keep probing, Cummings and No10 are hanging themselves at the moment while dropping the "political point scoring" lines.
 
Not sure there is any useful need for labour to press hard right now. Strategically, just keep probing, Cummings and No10 are hanging themselves at the moment while dropping the "political point scoring" lines.
As soon as Starmer says something the response will be 'ah, but Kinnock' (which was also wrong), he needs to give them enough rope to ensure he can clearly define difference.
 

American_Mary

Well-known member
Cummings Wife’s Article

If you read this description of what occurred whilst Cummings and Wakefield were ill then the idea of ‘exceptional circumstances’ doesn’t rear its head, no mention of the panic of not having childcare support and the stress and worry that would bring which would have made far a more interesting article than the hagiography and fluff than the one she has written.
 

Laughing

Well-known member
One thing you would have to say about Kier Starmer is how clinical he is. He will raise this in PMQ's in 10 days time depending on what else has gone on.

His first question is almost certainly going to be about track & trace and our world class implementation which Johnson all but guaranteed.

His other questions will be based on where the most damage can be done to the government. If Cummins falls into that category it will be raised.
 

BoroMart

Active member
No need for him to get involved yet, number 10 is doing a terrible job of damage limitation and a number of newspapers are calling a truce and working together with some proper investigative journalism for a change. It was no accident that they only released the first bit of the story "Cummings broke lockdown to go to Durham", because they knew the response would require lies and spin. The press set the trap, and number 10 walked straight into it. They have been caught lying to cover for Cummings, the number 10 response has been utterly destroyed because Cummings made multiple trips including taking his family for a family day out in Barnard Castle. I wouldn't be surprised if there is even more to come, the press smell blood.
 
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