mattomac wrote:Rumours he gave Reynolds City Minister and Brexit to Starmer, two people who have been critical and two things he couldn't care less about.
Correlation perhaps, mind you Starmer with Labour's brief on Brexit actually might add some sanity and sense.
It also helps his profile.
Jez is out of his depth on Brexit and will be happy to let Starmer get on with it. He may even become the most high profile Labour face on TV. Starmer may come into conflict with McDonnell on EU policy but if he's twisting the Tories in knots I doubt he'll complain too much. Corbynites are mainly Remainers but don't care much so Stamer is unlikely to upset the Praetorian Guard.
Emma Reynolds is an interesting appointment as well. I can't see Corbyn being savvy enough to woo the City but they are not going to back a demented nationalist Tory party. As Churchill said: "I'd give the devil a good reference if Hitler invaded hell."