Starmer’s comments to self-confessed Blairite interviewer
Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer gave an interview in early July to self-described Blairite Matt Forde. His comments on Alastair Campbell and austerity cuts will be of interest to Labour members considering how to cast their vote in the coming contest:
On cuts, Starmer did go on to say that he considered the Tories’ cuts of 30-40% to be unworkable. Labour’s position under Jeremy Corbyn has been that austerity was a needless political choice.
Starmer also confirmed that he had written a letter in support of Blair adviser Alastair Campbell’s reinstatement to the party, because “all he said was that he voted LibDem”.
The full 92-minute programme can be heard here.
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