Keir Starmer’s two most senior front-benchers – Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves and Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds – both managed to implode on LBC radio this week in the space of a few days.
Reeves was reduced to gibberish when asked about transphobia in the party, while Thomas-Symonds didn’t know the current minimum wage as he tried to defend Starmer’s betrayal of low-paid workers and yet another breach of faith with his leadership campaign promises.
The results were embarrassing and profoundly comedic – but also expose just how bereft of substance any centrist successor to Starmer – Reeves is a particular favourite of the Blairites – is likely to be:
What a dried-out shell of itself Labour has become in just 18 months of the Starmer regime.
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