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Sir Keir Starmer is dealing with mounting stress over Labour’s help to their Rochdale by-election candidate


Labour is dealing with mounting stress for his or her continued help of Rochdale’s by-election candidate after he claimed Israel intentionally relaxed safety to permit Hamas to hold out their 7 October assault, to supply grounds to invade Gaza.

While Azhar Ali has apologised for his “deeply offensive” remarks, it has prompted questions on Sir Keir Starmer’s declare that the get together has modified for the reason that antisemitism disaster that engulfed Jeremy Corbyn’s management.

The Tories have referred to as for the aspiring MPs Labour Party membership to be eliminated, with cupboard minister Michael Gove stressing: “Sir Keir Starmer cannot continue to support this candidacy.”

In a recording obtained by the Mail on Sunday, Mr Ali was heard telling a gathering: “They deliberately took the security off, they allowed … that massacre that gives them the green light to do whatever they bloody want.”

The controversy comes as Rishi Sunak faces one of the difficult weeks of his premiership, with two difficult by-elections and opposition to his Rwanda plan.

Official figures on Thursday may also present whether or not the UK has slipped right into a recession, risking to compromise his pledges to develop the economic system.


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Holly Evans12 February 2024 09:27