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Portrait of the week

Portrait of the Week: Supermajorities, falling inflation and rammed cows

22 June 2024

9:00 AM

22 June 2024

9:00 AM


The electorate mulled over the words of Grant Shapps, the Defence Secretary: ‘You don’t want to have somebody receive a supermajority.’ A question that lodged in the election campaign was put by Beth Rigby of Sky News to Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, asking whether he had meant it when he said his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, would make a great prime minister; he replied: ‘I was certain we would lose the 2019 election.’

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