Peer tells HuffPost UK that Starmer needs to “go for” the Tories, “turn them inside out, strip them down, lay them bare”.
Allegations of murky deals could undermine PM's promise to level up in the key Hartlepool by-election.
As jittery MPs demand more fight, part 1 of our in-depth look at the Labour leader’s 12 months in post.
Other draft policies include legalising cannabis, a referendum on membership of the pound, and penalties for worrying sheep.
But Conservative elections guru Lord Hayward tells HuffPost UK Boris Johnson should not try to exploit the issue.
Risks for Keir Starmer too as his first electoral test gets even more tricky.