Sleaze fells Tory governments – and that should be a gift to Keir Starmer | Polly Toynbee

Sleaze fells Tory governments – and that should be a gift to Keir Starmer | Polly Toynbee

The Guardian

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From crony contracts to lobbying scandals, the Conservatives have handed Labour one sledgehammer after another

There has been no year like the past one, when Keir Starmer was elected Labour leader. He arrived just when opposition point-scoring was not wanted. Days after Starmer’s election, the Covid-stricken prime minister was taken to hospital, where he was later moved to intensive care.

That set a tough stamp on Starmer’s first year: the “constructive opposition” he proffered was all that was feasible at the time.

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