This.Labour leader in dangerous flirtation with social democracy. The left will have him.
What's telling is that he had to clearly had to meditate on these points during some kind of political retreat. Then he felt compelled to articulate them in a 12,000 word essay. Blair would have jotted them down on a sheet of A4 in 20 minutes and given them to an aide to write up as a conference speech.
Unless Starmer's ready to hang nonces, deport illegal immigrants, and return to a 1950s criminal justice system, he probably won't get the core vote in the old Labour heartlands.
All the Tories have to do is tout a few key policies in that vein (even if they've no intention of implementing them) and challenge Keir to back them or condemn them. He'll stumble and pontificate and prevaricate - and lose the next election.
In my dotage I look back over the years and I have come to one conclusion; never, ever, trust Labour with the nation's money! Whenever they have left office, we are, in so many words "truly skint!" Who was it left a note in a drawer "There's no money!" I'm sure it will stir some memories.
That bit made me chuckle.I reckon that Hitler would have battered Starmer with a chair leg and then robbed his wallet and wristwatch, before pushing an NSDAP calling card into his bloodied mouth. Starmer is the ultimate political nonentity; vague, ineffectual blandness personified.
Something's been niggling me about the title of this thread and it is this: When Hitler wrote Mein Kampf he set out his own radical worldview (albeit in a fairly tortuous manner). He expressed his militant personal philosophy and political ideas with unabashed frankness.
Hitler then went on to implement those ideas without compromise or prevarication. In it's own perverse way, Mein Kampf was one of the most honest and straightforward political manifestos ever written. It's a pity that the rest of the world didn't take it at face value. Possibly they found it too tedious to read.
Contrast that with Starmer's ineffectual and unconvincing attempt to position himself on the political middle ground. He's presented a slack handful of platitudes that he doesn't have the drive, vigor, or conviction to implement.
I reckon that Hitler would have battered Starmer with a chair leg and then robbed his wallet and wristwatch, before pushing an NSDAP calling card into his bloodied mouth. Starmer is the ultimate political nonentity; vague, ineffectual blandness personified.
They all say thatSir Keir Starmer has written an essay, presumably whilst in detention for some form of micro aggression. His key points are as follows but, for some reason best known to himself and probably to do with the subconscious knowledge that the welfare of this country requires him to remain in Opposition, one has to plough through 12,000 words of dreck prior to this enlightenment:
- We will always put hard-working families and their priorities first.
Yeah , right...
- If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be rewarded fairly.
Harrumph ! That's ....Communism !
- People and businesses are expected to contribute to society, as well as receive.
- Your chances in life should not be defined by the circumstances of your birth – hard work and how you contribute should matter.
- Families, communities and the things that bring us together must once again be put above individualism.
That's deffo Communism
- The economy should work for citizens and communities. It is not good enough to just surrender to market forces.
- The role of government is to be a partner to private enterprise, not stifle it.
Now he's being silly
- The government should treat taxpayer money as if it were its own. The current levels of waste are unacceptable.
Really ? Who killed Dr Russell , then ?
- The government must play its role in restoring honesty, decency and transparency in public life.
You may cheer the national side at football but nothing else
- We are proudly patriotic but we reject the divisiveness of nationalism.
I'm learning the Red Flag as I type thisIs anyone thinking of changing their vote on the back of Sir Keir's cri de coeur?
Blair (the only Labour PM elected in a generation) pulled it off by turning Labour purple; mix blue and red. In the eyes of many things did indeed get better but many of those hopefuls had been fooled and most of them soon wised up.
Starmer, another fecking lawyer, ergo professionally qualified liar, is trying the same stunt. His problem is that of those potential Labour voters, most of those old enough to remember won’t be fooled twice. Those too young to remember are captivated by the mystique of Corbyn because they’ve not had to live the reality. The leftovers are the dyed in the wool Trots who are so wedded to their ideology and so thoroughly tainted by it they’ve no option but to stick with it, nobody else is going to give them the levers of power, even those in their own party. They’re not going to leave Labour because they know dammed well they’d disappear without trace just as every other group of splitters has done.
Thatcher had rock solid policies and a proven record of appealing to a very broad church but even she came a cropper when internal party divisions opened up. What hope for Starmer, a chancer with no policies, no appeal to anyone, a proven record of being a bullshitter, and a party riven by warfare never mind division before he even starts.
If he wasn’t such a belmer I’d actually feel sorry for him.
The Wife who predicted the shit storm of Covid when it was still just a chink with a cough, reckons the UK is fucked for the next 10 years, IE Torys out next time,5 years of Liebour spending like its free money,then back to the Torys, slashing things to pay off the debts.
I really believe that another 5 years of Labour government might cross the invisible tipping point that breaks Britain. At the least, it would be back to the Sick Man of Europe status.The Wife who predicted the shit storm of Covid when it was still just a chink with a cough, reckons the UK is fucked for the next 10 years, IE Torys out next time,5 years of Liebour spending like its free money,then back to the Torys, slashing things to pay off the debts.
Starmer is going to make a promise to introduce a £10 per hour minimum wage during the conference, if elected.
Last week Labour were advertising for stewards to manage the event, pay rate £9.75 per hour!