He might be flip-flopping on Gaza, but at least Keir Starmer is taking a no-nonsense line to one of the biggest issues of the day. As part of a push to combat the negative impact of people like Andrew Tate, Labour wants to “develop role models” who could provide a “power counterbalance” to the manosphere influencer, the shadow education secretary has said.

Labour announced plans today to help schools develop young male mentors and to teach pupils how to question the material they see on social media from people like Tate. Under the proposals, the party would send “regional improvement teams” into schools to train staff. Another victory for the ‘mate, mate State’.