Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer today asked Labour MP Rebecca Long-Bailey to step down from her role as Shadow Education Secretary over an anti-Semitic conspiracy article. This comes only hours after Sir Keir claimed he planned to unite the party and take it forward together. During a My Life My Say conference call last night, Sir Keir said: “I strongly felt after the election, that we the Labour Party lost in December, I felt we needed to unite our party.
“I could just see that the Labour Party…was taking lumps out of each other, was divided and we had just lost an election badly.
“We needed to pull together, what I think could be an unstoppable political force if we stop fighting each other.
“I wanted to run to be Labour leader to try to bring the party together and draw on all that energy.
“It doesn’t mean everybody agreeing but it does mean that we have got to be respectful about the way we debate things and go forward.”
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Published at Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:50:00 +0000