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Watch: Sunak slaps down Labour MP over Gaza

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A feisty session of PMQs today. As speculation swirls around the future of the Tory leadership, Sir Keir Starmer sought to go for the jugular by channelling Tony Blair in the dying days of the Major government. ‘I’ve changed my party, he’s bullied by his’, he told the House to cheers. But Starmer’s efforts to present his party as cured from the effects of long Corbyn were somewhat hindered towards the end of the session when one of his own backbenchers rose to ask the Prime Minister a question.

Labour MP Tahir Ali directed a verbal barrage at Sunak, accusing the Tory leader of having the blood of innocent people on his hands over Gaza. Sat high up in the press gallery, Mr S couldn’t help but notice the looks of pure fury from some on Ali’s own side over his intemperate remarks. It was left to the PM to deliver the crucial kicker, telling the House to jeers ‘That’s the face of the changed Labour party.’ Same old Labour: always snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…

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