MPs show Starmer what it looks like to stand up for something
Another seven front bench Labour MPs have resigned their posts this afternoon over Keir Starmer’s instruction to abstain – yet again – in a Commons vote on a bill that will legalise criminal acts by ‘intelligence sources’.
Following Dan Carden’s resignation from the Shadow Treasury team this morning, Nav Mishra, Kim Hopkins, Margaret Greenwood, Rachel Hopkins, Sarah Owen, Mary Foy and Kim Johnson have all stepped down from the front bench in protest at Starmer’s determination not to oppose. His weak stance is the latest in a string of cooperations and abstentions enabling Boris Johnson’s excuse for government.
It’s been a bad day at the office for Starmer, who was also forced to u-turn on the appointment of a former Blair adviser – who had attacked Jeremy Corbyn, supported the rival ‘TIG/CUK’ party and blamed Palestinians for being massacred by Israeli snipers – to ‘sort out the culture’ of the party after outraged complaints from senior Labour figures.
Congratulations to the MPs who stood up to be counted against a despicable piece of legislation.
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