Dani Garavelli: Lost leader gives Corbyn cause to cringe
Shortly after MPs voted against the government to limit the Treasury’s powers in the event of no deal, Steve Anglesey, journalist for the pro-Remain newspaper The New European, tweeted a photograph of Yvette Cooper with the caption: “The leader of the Opposition has turned up.”
Like all good political sideswipes, this one took its power from its pinpoint accuracy. With her amendment to the finance bill, the backbench MP had done more to try to safeguard the country from the worst-case scenario than Jeremy Corbyn has done in months .
Cooper’s move means that, should the government want to... read more
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