by Rachael Swindon
Well, hasn’t that been a week of absolute astonishment? I’m not talking about the Priti Patel bullying scandal, or the emergence of yet another Covid-19 vaccine, and I’m not even talking about the amazing Letter To Corbyn song that made the iTunes Top Ten.
But I am talking about Sir Keir Starmer, General Secretary, David Evans, and the crisis cutting its way through the Labour Party leadership.
Just one month ago, Starmer’s position was secure. Today, it is anything but secure, and this, my friends, is entirely of his own doing. The Labour Party members expected a leader, not a control freak.
They expected a competent, safe pair of hands, not a naive, inept pair of unfunny Laurel and Hardy type characters such as Starmer and Evans.
Labour Party members expected the Leader of the Opposition to vigorously oppose the nastiest and most useless government we have ever seen, instead, Starmer has competed with Johnson to see who can get the friendliest headlines from the Daily Mail.
They expected Starmer to stand by the ten pledges that he made prior to winning the party leadership – after all, Starmer pledged to make the “moral case for socialism” – but those ten pledges are long forgotten, as if they’re just a figment of your imagination.
You expected a leader that would stand against human rights abuses. I know I did. But what have you got? A coward that insisted his troops abstain on on the Spycops bill.
And this is before I’ve even got on to this week’s catastrophic handling of the case of Jeremy Corbyn. Allow me to give you an idea of what really happened….
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