30 May 2024

Is Starmer undertaking a ‘purge of the left’?

Political Editor

Cathy Newman: ‘It’s not a Corbynista cull, it’s quality control. That was the way Sir Keir Starmer tried to explain away the row over the growing list of left-wing candidates being stopped from standing for Labour.

He said today he’s entitled to select the highest quality potential MPs. But he and his deputy Angela Rayner seem to be split over whether Diane Abbott should be one of them, as Gary Gibbon reports.’