Jeremy Corbyn made a small piece of Labour history today – by holding the first ever virtual shadow cabinet meeting, to keep MPs safe from infection in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The main points of the meeting included:
- a powerful contribution from party chair Ian Lavery
- questions about NHS services and cut-backs
- the issue of social isolation for poor and working-class people in our communities
- a call for members to step up in calling out the government out on its woeful response to the coronavirus crisis
- amendments to the government’s emergency powers bill
Although other members of the Shadow Cabinet who are involved in the leadership and deputy leadership contests participated in the call and made contributions, the SKWAWKBOX understands that Keir Starmer did not join.
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