At Last! Burgon Has a Meeting in the City

Two months ago Labour’s Shadow City minister, Richard farting commie Burgon, admitted that he hadn’t actually met anyone from the City. Last week, City AM were forced to ask “Have you seen this man?”, as clueless Burgon was still missing from the Square Mile.

Until now.

Guido can reveal that – finally – Burgon has had a genuine, real-life, sit-down discussion with representatives from the financial sector. He recently met with ‘Labour in the City’, a networking club for bankers and other financial services workers who are (or at least were) sympathetic to the party. How did it go? “It was very tough,” sighs a pinstriped source. Still, small steps…




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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