AS to the N.S. it seems there's a bit missing from that sentence, "Keir Starmer's quest to remake his party "...as a shadow of the Tories perhaps?
I had a call from some local party phone jockey the other day which used to be a formality, "Can we count on your vote?", etc. This time he got a firm "No and never again while Starmer is leader" and a not so gentle recap of all the reasons why. Sadly they sounded quite surprised which suggests not many people have given similar answers.