Sunak vs Starmer: battle of the beige

Source: spiked
by Fraser Myers

“For a debate between two near identikit politicians, last night’s clash on ITV between Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer was surprisingly ill-tempered. The Tory leader was often tetchy. At times, the Labour leader seemed outright disdainful of his opponent. Presenter Julie Etchingham genuinely struggled to keep order amid the squabbling. But what were they fighting over exactly? No one watching the debate will be much the wiser. … both tried to present themselves as the ‘adult’ in the room, as the more able technocrat, though in slightly different ways.” (06/05/24)