Iain Martin, Reaction editor, and Maggie Pagano, executive editor, discuss the Batley and Spen by-election. It’s a Labour seat the Tories are confident of taking. If Labour loses, what does that mean for the troubled leadership of Sir Keir Starmer? Who will replace him if he is forced out? Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper are frontrunners in the latest YouGov polling of Labour party members.
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Johnson’s cooperation raises questions about why the Cabinet Office is so insistent on a stand-off.