Shadow Culture Secretary struggles to deny the obvious
Shadow Culture Secretary Lucy Powell has floundered on Sky News this morning in an attempt to deny that Keir Starmer has flip-flopped over whether Boris Johnson should resign over his ‘partygate’ disgrace.
Starmer initially called for Johnson’s resignation over his breaches of lockdown laws and his blatant lies to Parliament, then u-turned in another feeble ‘now is not the time’ moment because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – and then u-turned again to say Johnson should resign because he’s been fined by the Metropolitan Police for what we all already knew.
But Powell had clearly been sent to deny that any of it was a u-turn – and just as clearly knew it was a dud:
If only the UK had a functioning opposition with the spine and consistency to actually stand up to the monsters and buffoons in government. It is a national tragedy that we do not.
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