‘Straight As A Die’ – Giving Starmer A Free Pass

The BBC’s banner headline reporting the UK’s 4 July general election result was clear: ‘Chris Mason: “Starmer tsunami” and civility after brutality’ This alliterated nicely but gave the misleading impression that there had been a massive display of public support for Keir Starmer. Mason’s own analysis pointed elsewhere: ‘The story of this election is one of an electorate showing a


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