Mike Amesbury Keeps Job Despite Attacking Starmer for Sun Op-Ed

Having promised not to give interviews to The Sun during his leadership campaign, Starmer nonetheless penned an opinion piece for the paper over the weekend – much to the ire of his perennially disgruntled membership, his rank and file MPs…and now even one of his own shadow ministers. Taking to Twitter yesterday to vent his outrage, Shadow Housing Minister Mike Amesbury didn’t pull any punches:

Yet despite calling Starmer’s article “both wrong and insensitive“, a Labour source tells Guido that Amesbury is keeping his title, and seemingly won’t face any further action. It looks like Sir Keir’s afraid of causing too much trouble…

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Another Labour MP Says They Can’t Be Friends With a Tory

“Could you have a Conservative as a friend?”

“No.”

Labour MP Mike Amesbury, who has a cat called Marx and a dog called Corbyn, tells Pienaar he can’t be friends with a Tory. Labour really spoiling us with the calibre of their new intake.

UPDATE: Tory MP Andrew Percy doesn’t want to be Mike’s friend anyway:

“This is yet another deeply worrying example of the divisive hate at the heart of Corbyn’s Labour Party. Politics works best when people can reach out beyond party lines and form friendships. The increasingly tribal nature of Labour MPs is what is helping to fuel the hate and personal attacks we have seen in British politics of late.”

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