November 25, 2020

Keir Starmer chose the wrong day to attack the government for wasting money | John Rentoul – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/voices/coronavirus-vaccine-boris-johnson-keir-starmer-pmqs-lee-cain-b1721106.html
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’m not saying the early success of the coronavirus vaccine is a disaster for Keir Starmer, but he didn’t deal with it well at prime minister’s questions (PMQs).

After a ritual Remembrance Day question about the problems of armed forces charities, the Labour leader asked about government spending on “communications consultants”. 

As this was an indirect reference to the £670,000 of taxpayers’ money spent on public relations consultants by Baroness Bingham, the head of the government’s vaccines taskforce, the prime minister had a reply prepared. That money included a campaign to encourage take-up of the vaccine and was “to fight the anti-vaxxers”, he said.