Labour goes to war (again)


The opposition Labour party was consumed by infighting this week after Sir Keir Starmer botched a shadow cabinet reshuffle, leading to questions about whether he can survive as leader. Did Starmer overreact and is Labour facing a civil war? Plus, we discuss this year’s Queen’s Speech and whether the Johnson government’s legislative agenda is bold or packed with filler. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Jim Pickard, Robert Shrimsley and Sarah Neville. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Josh de la Mare. The sound engineer was Breen Turner. Review clips: UK news pool, BBC, Parliament TV

Further reading:

Labour’s problem is that Keir Starmer is no Tony Blair

Reeves promotion underlines Labour shift to centre ground under Starmer

Starmer must listen to voters, not Labour factions

Starmer warned of prospect of leadership challenge over summer

Queen’s Speech: The key bills in Johnson’s post-Covid agenda

Putting flesh on the bones of the levelling up agenda

Boris Johnson’s levelling-up agenda takes toll on southern Tories

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