Hard words for the Tories too as Labour’s back benches show how opposition’s done
Senior Labour back-bencher Jon Trickett had a shock in store for his own front bench as he took part in a Commons debate in the last half hour. After laying into the Tories, Trickett turned to his own front benches – and warned them that their Starmer-led timidity and lack of opposition is damaging the national interest:
Trickett’s words hit the bullseye – for far from the first time.
His back-bench colleague Dawn Butler had been ejected from the Chamber only half an hour earlier for refusing to withdraw her description of Tory Boris Johnson as a liar.
The Labour back benches are humiliating their party ‘leader’ by showing him what opposition looks like.
What leadership looks like.
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