2 Jun 2024

Labour pledges to cut net migration as Tories announce GP plan

Matt Frei: ‘Labour has denied reports it’s offering peerages to former MPs so it can parachute so-called “Starmtroopers” – Keir Starmer’s chosen candidates – into their seats. A number of left-wing candidates have allegedly been blocked from standing in what some are calling a party purge of Corbynistas. Diane Abbott, meanwhile, has tweeted in the last hour that she intends to run and win her seat. The row continues to overshadow Labour’s efforts to get its election messages out – their focus today was on how they plan to reduce migration, while the Conservatives were talking health.’