How workers’ pay stumbled Liz Truss and Keir Starmer

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by 0.5% to 1.75%, the biggest increase in 27 years, and predicts that the UK will enter a deep recession within months. As the cost of living crisis deepens and strikes are planned throughout the summer, Labor remains divided over which front-line MPs join the picket line.

Anoosh Chakelian, Rachel Wearmouth, Freddie Hayward and Rachel Cunliffe discuss Labor leader Keir Starmer’s easing stance on picketing – after shadow secretary Lisa Nandy joined striking telecom workers and union leaders have claimed Labor is ‘irrelevant’ to working people – and are asking whether the party’s ambiguity can be sustained through a summer of strikes.

Next, in You Ask Us, a listener asks about communication issues and the pitching style of Liz Truss’ Conservative leadership campaign.

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