A SENIOR Labour activist has said he does not “believe a word” Keir Starmer says after Labour officially killed its flagship green spending policy.

In Labour’s latest U-turn, Starmer announced on Thursday he was abandoning his promise to spend £28 billion on green infrastructure.

Sharing a video of the Labour leader defending the policy when it was still on the table, Mish Rahman, a member of the party’s National Executive Committee, said: “I don't believe a word he says.”

Ditching the policy has seen Labour come under fire from all sides – with the SNP branding it a “complete betrayal”.

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove took to Twitter to react to the announcement, saying: “Brave Sir Keir runs away again. The inveterate invertebrate shows he has no plan and there is no principle he won’t ditch. He’s the jellyfish of politics – transparent, spineless and swept along by the tide.”

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Politico reported there was disquiet in the Labour Party too, quoting one party aide as saying the U-turn made Starmer look like an “empty vessel”.

The aide also expressed concern about shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves’s influence, adding: “If we can’t get anything ambitious through now, what hope do we have in government? Treasury says no to everything. She’s going to rule with an iron fist.”