The BBC Breakfast host lambasted the Labour MP over her “defunct” party’s inability to contrast a Conservative 80-seat majority on Brexit as well as any other issue. Ms Munchetty argued the Labour Party’s role of opposition will be “ineffective” against Boris Johnson. She said: “Is the Labour Party pretty much defunct now? Looking at the Labour Party now and your leader is stepping down, it appears very divided and you’ve had a drubbing at the general election.
“And you’re facing a Conservative majority of 80.
“What’s the role? It seems as if your voice, you’ll be shouting but you’re going to be ineffective when it comes to having any say in how this country is run.”
The MP for Oxford East replied: “We don’t have the luxury of somehow abdicating that role of opposition.
“We have to perform it strongly. We have to make sure that our constituents’ voices are heard.
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“Would I rather that we were in Government or that we had a slimmer majority for the Conservatives at the election?
“Of course I would, but that’s not the situation that we’re in.”
But the BBC host insisted: “So how effective are you going to be?
“With that reality, how effective as opposition can you be, realistically?”
The Labour MP argued her party does not have the “luxury” to think about its defeat and it will have to work “harder” to ensure its voters’ voices are heard.