Josh Self

Josh Self is a political journalist and commentator who serves as Editor of

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PMQs verdict: Starmer’s ‘inaction man’ jibe will sting Rishi Sunak

With news this morning that the UK’s GDP had contracted by 0.5 per cent in July you might have expected Keir Starmer, who as Labour leader has insisted the UK needs “growth, growth, growth”, to focus his PMQs questions on Britain’s perennial economic woes.  But the Labour leader opted to place his flagship “mission” to… Read more »

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner listen as shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves gives her keynote speech at the Labour Party conference at the Brighton Centre. Picture date: Monday September 27, 2021.
Could Keir Starmer have given Angela Rayner’s TUC speech?

Those who have paid attention to British politics at all since 2020 will know that Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner are different politicians, both in style and in substance.  Indeed, Rayner and Starmer’s relationship, the standard telling goes, is a marriage of inconvenience. That they have been forced together is regretted as an unhappy accident… Read more »