Sir Keir Starmer 'astonished' as Tory leadership candidates withdraw from TV debate

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he is “astonished” by candidates withdrawing from the Tory leadership debate, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of “confidence”. He told reporters at a central London bank: “I can see, based on what I’ve seen in the debates so far, why they want to do so because this is a party that is out of ideas, out of purpose, they’re tearing each other apart.”

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