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Labour’s faux sexism row

Rishi Sunak (photo: Getty)

With Sir Keir Starmer struggling to make a mark and the Tories maintaining a poll lead, there’s been a concerted effort of late among those on the Left to take on Rishi Sunak. Labour brains view the Chancellor as the government’s biggest electoral asset – particularly among swing voters. That perhaps goes some way to explain why certain members of the commentariat along with Starmer’s front bench were so quick to go on the offensive this afternoon.

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