But who’s left to sack after Batley and Spen?
Keir Starmer has removed his ‘closest aide’ from her role, as panic continues to spread through his theoretically-named ‘LOTO’ [leader of the opposition] office, following Labour’s disastrous loss in the Hartlepool by-election and the party’s worst ever by-election result last week in Chesham and Amersham.
Labour peer Jenny Chapman, previously described as Starmer’s most important adviser, has been shunted off to the face-saving position of Brexit spokesperson.
Starmer has already removed his chief of staff Morgan McSweeney and communications director (and private health lobbyist) Benn Nunn, whom Starmer scandalously replaced with one of the former Labour staff implicated in the ‘Ergon House’ diversion of campaign funds to protect right-wing MPs. Ironically, only four days ago Chapman tweeted that Nunn would ‘always be part of the team’, yet now finds herself on the relative outside too.
But who’s now left for Starmer to sack as scapegoats when, as even Labour now openly anticipates, the Batley and Spen by-election next week is another disaster?
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