It seems odd that Catherine McKinnell should quit as shadow attorney general, partly because of negativity and “internal conflict” in the Labour Party, when her actions are only likely to prolong those very issues.
It’s also odd that Paul Brand of ITV should use this resignation to point out that Labour now has no MPs from the northeast of England in the shadow cabinet, when Ms McKinnell makes it abundantly clear in her resignation letter that part of her problem is “The logistics of managing family life in Newcastle with my work down in Westminster”.
A quick glance at her resignation letter makes it clear that this is her main reason for leaving, with frustration at being unable to comment on issues outside her shadow cabinet brief coming second.
But here is how the BBC reported it:
Shadow attorney general Catherine McKinnell has resigned from the shadow cabinet, citing concerns over Labour’s direction under Jeremy Corbyn.
Ms McKinnell said Labour was heading down an “increasingly negative path” amid “internal conflict” stemming from the recent shadow cabinet reshuffle.
With a “heavy heart”, she said she had concluded she could better serve the party from the backbenches.
And BBC executives reckon they don’t have a problem with bias!
Source: Labour’s Catherine McKinnell quits shadow cabinet – BBC News
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