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How has Starmer been able to claw back support for Labour?

Keir Starmer’s first five months of leadership have been busy. In the context of a global pandemic, he’s walked a difficult tightrope – insisting that labour “will have the courage to support the government where it gets things right; but challenge it where it gets things wrong”. With an Observer poll at the end of […]

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Johnson’s performance at PMQs should shame us all

The Prime Minister’s performance at PMQs on Wednesday should be compulsory viewing for every registered voter. His verbal ‘spar’ (a term which makes it sound far more impressive than it was) with the Leader of the Opposition was like watching a toddler having a hissy fit because his ice cream was too cold. This Prime […]

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Prime Minister’s Questions is a rhetorical debacle

Prime Minister’s Questions is an unedifying spectacle for those initiated in politics, as well as those who seldom peer into the activities of the House of Commons. Snippets of men shouting at each other played on the news will account for the majority of experiences of the venerable institution; Nick Clegg has even denounced the […]