TRIBUNE magazine has finally twigged that Starmer’s pretence to be the Vicar of Broadchurch is as fake as the Vicar of Dibley.
The following Tribune article by Ronan Burtenshaw suggests he is in fact an evangelical right winger, hell bent on casting out the left just as his predecessors did.
‘This week’s conference speech was the clearest indication yet of Keir Starmer’s intention to distance himself not just from December’s election defeat but from five years of Corbynism.
Before the speech began, journalists were briefed that patriotism was its centrepiece – with Starmer seeking to rebrand Labour as the party of “flag, forces, family.” Within twenty-four hours of the speech, we discovered what this meant. The Labour leader instructed his MPs to abstain on a bill which would make it far harder to prosecute war crimes – and sacked members of his shadow team who refused to accede.
To believe that people can only be proud of this country when it is covering up war crimes is to demean the reality of their connection to their communities. In recent months, we have seen what makes this country a home – the medical workers who overcame the cutbacks to their hospitals to save lives at the frontline, the carers who looked after the vulnerable every day even as their employer paid poverty wages, the binmen and bus drivers and council workers who kept vital services going amid widespread anxiety, the community volunteers who organised food deliveries when people couldn’t leave their homes.
These are the real patriots; the people whose everyday acts stitch our social fabric together. Their concerns for Britain run far deeper than the pursuit of terrorists. Their enemies are not immigrants nor refugees, benefit scroungers nor woke teenagers, but those forces which tear our communities apart – transnational corporations who replace decent jobs with permanent insecurity or tax-dodging billionaires who starve public services of funding.
This, however, is not the terrain on which Keir Starmer has planted his flag, and when his newfound friends in The Sun begin defining the enemies of the nation, it will be their game that he is forced to play. His silence over the question of refugee rights this summer makes perfectly clear where the Labour Party will end up.’
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