Conservative Party PICKS APART Sir Keir Starmer as he ‘clings on to lefty ...

THE Conservative Party has torn into Sir Keir Starmer accusing the Labour leader of still "clinging on" to his predecessor Jeremy Cobyn's "lefty politics".

PUBLISHED: 14:35, Sun, Sep 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:51, Sun, Sep 20, 2020

The Tory press office launched a blistering attack on Sir Keir saying he shouts “that they’re under new leadership but it’s clear that Labour is clinging on to Corbynomics”. They accused the new Labour leader, who has attempted to distance himself from the Corbyn era, of being “out of touch” and “still following Corbyn’s stale lefty politics”

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The Tories furious tirade comes as Sir Keir appeared on a range of different media outlets to speak about his new leadership, the coronavirus crisis, Brexit, Scottish independence and freedom of movement.

CCHQ Press tweeted after Sir Keir criticised the government's testing system for not having the capacity to deal with increased demand as schools returned.

They said: “On @RidgeOnSunday Sir Keir Starmer claims the summer wasn’t being used to prepare tests.

labour newsThe Conservative Party launched a furious tirade against Keir Starmer (Image: GETTY )

Labour newsThe Tory press office launched a blistering attack on Sir Keir (Image: TWITTER )

“This is incorrect. We expected an increase in demand and we increased capacity over the summer #Ridge.

“Sir Keir Starmer on #Ridge totally unable to answer who he thinks should be prioritised for tests. As always he fails to put forward a credible alternative and just criticises for the sake of politics.”

The Labour leader also urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to "get on and deliver" his promise of an "oven-ready" Brexit deal.

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He also revealed his "frustration” over talks of a new Scottish independence referendum, saying the SNP Government in Holyrood should be focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCHQ Press tweeted: “Did @Keir_Starmer just fail to say @UKLabour would back a

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