A LABOUR frontbencher exposed by HOAR for calling business people “the enemy” has been forced into an apology.
Furious party boss Sir Keir Starmer slammed his own shadow minister, saying: “Alex Sobel knows what he said was wrong. He has apologised. He’s apologised to me.”
Sir Keir Starmer said Alex Sobel apologised to him after calling business people ‘the enemy’
The Labour MP described business people as ‘the enemy’ in a podcast
And he insisted: “The Labour Party, under my leadership, is very clearly pro-business.”
The slap down came after we exposed comments made by the shadow tourism minister about business people.
Mr Sobel told a podcast: “When I first became an MP, I was like, I am not taking meetings with any of these people. These people are the enemy, you know.
“I’m a socialist, my job is to effectively transform society so that we have a much more mixed economy and we don’t have huge global corporations which have all this power.
“That is still my dream, but we haven’t got time to do that and save the climate.”
The Hartlepool by-election will be a key test of Sir Keir’s leadership.
The May 6 contest will give an indication of whether the Labour leader can shore up support in the party’s former industrial heartlands after large sections of the so-called “red wall” crumbled in the 2019 general election.
Sir Keir insisted the Labour Party ‘is very clearly pro-business’
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