Keir Starmer can’t seem to make his mind up. On the BBC’s Marr show this morning, he insisted that the decision to suspend Jeremy Corbyn last week was made by general secretary David Evans – and that the EHRC report forbids Labour’s political leadership from interfering.
But on the radio, while he repeated the Evans line initially, when he was offered a chance to boast about how the suspension would be a defining moment (he likes moments) in his tenure, he could’t resist, claiming that:
I’m not going to shy away from difficult decisions. That’s what leadership is, difficult decisions. We made a very difficult decision.
So which was it, Keir? Was it you? Was it Evans? Was it ‘we’?
Didn’t you really just do what the EHRC says is forbidden and influence a disciplinary decision? And didn’t the EHRC say that Corbyn has a legally-protected right to say what he said anyway?
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