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The Elphicke affair has made Starmer look incompetent and unprincipled

13 May 2024

7:10 PM

13 May 2024

7:10 PM

The defection of Natalie Elphicke to Labour was, no doubt about it, a political coup de theatre. What wasn’t immediately clear, but is becoming clearer now the curtain is up and the players are stumbling around the footlights yelping and tripping over bits of the set, is what sort of theatre: farce.

Elphicke looks like the gift nobody wants to find under their Christmas tree

Natalie Elphicke was delivered to Keir Starmer, that sobersides opponent of what he calls ‘gimmicks’, in the manner of a gift-wrapped present. He

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