For months I have protested that Keir Starmer is a far feebler performer who offers much weaker opposition to the Government than the media and political class try to convince us he is.
His displays of unnecessary ruthlessness towards his own party’s members disprove neither of these accusations, quite the reverse.
Sacrificing your own troops, while dodging confrontations with powerful opponents, especially during times of crisis, is nothing more than a bully.
I want to add to my initial accusation – Starmer, like all bullies, is a coward.
Starmer’s cowardice is so extreme, I am reminded of Theresa May’s shockingly spineless behaviour during the 2017 General Election campaign.
Questions that were then asked about her suitability as a Prime Minister must now be asked about Starmer.
It is now well-recorded that, with Starmer’s full approval (if not active involvement), the Labour Party has suspended the membership of former leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
It has since become very clear that Corbyn was not even told in person about his suspension, and first heard of it from a media photographer. Quite a common occurrence for high-profile party victims.
Starmer’s pathetic attempt to rationalise this was that Corbyn has been sent a letter formally informing him of the suspension, and the details of why.
The reason this is so pathetic is that, even if that truly justified not telling Corbyn in person – which it does not – it is completely out-of-order that Corbyn was not even allowed the common courtesy of being the first to know …
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