Labour First-backed McSweeney loses chief’s role despite spin
Keir Starmer has removed right-winger Morgan McSweeney – previously of Labour Together and Liz Kendall’s disastrous 2015 leadership campaign – as his chief of staff, as panic sets in about next week’s likely defeat in the Batley and Spen by-election and Starmer’s record-breakingly bad leadership.
In what appears to be an attempt to save face, Starmer’s office is insisting that McSweeney remains his ‘number one adviser’ – but McSweeney has been moved into an ‘election strategy’ role, a laughable admission that Starmer is clinging to the illusion that the disasters in Hartlepool, national local elections, a worst-ever by-election result for the party in Chesham and Amersham this week and polling that isn’t even bothering to circle the plug-hole before diving in.
Starmer has already seen his private healthcare lobbyist ‘comms director’ (can you say ‘BLM is a moment’?) out of the door – and scandalously replaced him with a former party staffer who features in the leaked Labour report welcoming a secret plot to divert party election funds into the ‘Ergon House’ pot for protecting right-wing MPs.
Former Corbyn speechwriter Alex Nunns commented:
Hopefully, the collapse will soon be over, with the ‘coup de grace’ set to be applied soon after the expected implosion in Batley and Spen.
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