Shadow employment minister quits because Starmer wanted him to oppose a fair minimum wage

Andy McDonald: more integrity than Keir Starmer. It’s not saying much, mind – Richard Nixon had more integrity than Starmer and he was so bent he needed an assistant to screw him into his trousers every morning.

What could be more embarrassing for Labour leader Keir Starmer than saying on TV that Labour would not re-nationalise key utilities, only to see the party make re-nationalising key utilities its policy on the same day?

How about his shadow Employment Secretary quitting because Starmer wanted him to speak against a plan to increase the minimum wage to a fair level?

That’s what happened at #LabourConference2021 on September 27.

In brief, Starmer ordered McDonald to argue against a £15 minimum wage and statutory sick pay at the same rate as the living wage – so McDonald quit.

In his resignation letter he made it clear that this was the last straw – implying that he had been running out of patience with Starmer for many months.

Let’s face it, the part of his letter when he said

After 18 months of your leadership, our movement is more divided than ever and the pledges that you made to the membership are not being honoured. This is just the latest of many

makes this plain.

Starmer’s own stance over minimum pay is clear. He thinks £15 is too much.


Oh, then why did he himself campaign for a £15 floor when he was trying to get Labour members to elect him as leader?

See for yourself:

Footage from this picket was indeed used for Starmer’s leadership bid:

“It will be the norm if we have a Labour government,” he said.


It’s sickening to have this utter pondslime dragging a once-great pillar of socialism into disgrace.

Where is the “no confidence” vote?

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2 thoughts on “Shadow employment minister quits because Starmer wanted him to oppose a fair minimum wage

  1. Stu

    Andy McDonald is an expererienced and clever man and he timed his resignation to perfection.

    The question is did he fall or was he pushed?
    I suspect that he was being set up for a fall and knew this was the only way to make his point before being silenced and sneakily pushed out – good for him !

  2. Stephen Brophy

    they trotted out steve reed mp for Croydon North to lie that Andy McDonald was being divisive and the left want to divide the party instead of unifying it! what a two faced pr!ck!!!

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