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Why Keir Starmer should worry about his approval ratings

The Labour leader's ratings have fallen in recent days

Keir Starmer’s approval ratings dipped this week into dangerous territory – falling below both David Cameron’s and Ed Miliband’s at the same time in office as opposition leader.

On this episode, Stephen and Anoosh discuss why the Labour leader should be concerned about this, and what the party should do about it.

Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on whether a progressive alliance would be a good idea in upcoming by-elections.

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