During the Labour leadership debated, hosted by Sky News’ Sophy Ridge, the three candidates were asked a question by a blind woman in the audience. Following Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy answering the question, it was Sir Keir Starmer’s turn. However, the Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras awkwardly told the lady that he would like her to spend the day with him in order to “see” what he does.
Caroline Adam from Perthshire asked the Labour leadership candidates: “I am 100% blind and I cannot see you.
“What one thing can the candidates tell me about their personalities to help me understand you better?”
Sir Keir Starmer replied: “Caroline I would really love you to come and spend the day with me so you could see me in what I do day in day out.
“I am the sort of person that when I see something that is wrong or any injustice I can’t walk by it.”
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Sir Keir Starmer was involved in a cringe-worthy gaffe during the Labour leadership debate
The blind woman in the audience wanted to know more about the candidates personalities
The leadership frontrunner suffered another setback during the debate when Lisa Nandy tore into the Labour party’s Brexit strategy during the 2019 general election.
Sir Keir Starmer is the Shadow Brexit Secretary and was responsible for the Labour party’s second referendum position that the British public rejected.
Ms Nandy said: “Brexit came up over and over again.
“We’ve managed to get ourselves into a position on Brexit where Leavers thought we were Remainers, where Remainers thought we were Leavers.
“And right across this country wherever you were people felt profoundly disrespected by it.”
Sky News’ Sophy Ridge then asked: “I mean you have got the shadow Brexit Secretary standing next to you is he to blame?
Ms Nandy responded: “Well it was a disaster, an absolute disaster, and I think there is a collective failure of leadership on Brexit that we have to own up to as a party.
“But let’s be honest too, this has been a really long time coming.
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The 2019 general election result
“For decades people in towns like mine, and town like Dewsbury, have been saying that Labour is no longer of or for our communities.”
“I want that to change, that is why I am standing to be leader of the Labour Party.
“I don’t want to move Labour to the centre, I think people see the need for fundamental radical change in this country, but I would like to move Labour to the North.”