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Has Keir Starmer managed to unite the Tory party?

Keir Starmer (photo: Parliament UK / Jessica Taylor)

This week’s Prime Minister’s Questions stood out from previous sessions. Boris Johnson appeared the most comfortable he has in recent weeks – boosted by the loud support of the Tory MPs allowed in the socially distanced Commons chamber. In a way this was strange – Conservative MPs have become grumpier with each week when it comes to the government’s coronavirus strategy.

So, what’s changed? Keir Starmer’s intervention on Tuesday calling for a circuit break has had a unifying effect on the party.

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