CAN you name which ‘loonie’™ leftie wrote this accurate and damaging assessment of Labour’s dear leader? Hint: None of the usual suspects.
… the man in the mask sitting alone on the frontbench opposite, the man who they thought would be defined forever by leading the Labour resistance to Brexit, and gifting them the election: that man was slowly coming into focus.
But such was their contempt, and their grief, that they couldn’t really see him. They didn’t notice when he said that the issue of Brexit had been resolved and Labour supported leaving the EU by the end of the year. The biggest issue in British politics had dissolved into a previous era and the Covid response was centre stage. They didn’t notice when Rebecca Long-Bailey was sacked and all links with the Corbyn camp were severed. They didn’t notice the hundreds of letters of suspension that went out to people who had said strange things about Jews. They didn’t notice that he was writing articles on VE day in the Telegraph, on Memorial Sunday in the Mail and whenever he liked in the Sun — an act considered treachery by Labour leaders for more than a decade. They didn’t notice that he was tapping into a form of modest Labour patriotism that once had deep roots in the Party, and still does in the country.Labour Peer Maurice Glasman founder of Blue Labour
The above two paragraphs are taken from an article in Unherd, (an obscure right wing Labour online magazine) which was entitled Keir Starmer, a true Conservative.
Written by Labour rightwinger Maurice Glasman, whose brother Joe (of the Campaign Against AntiSemitism) boasted after the 2019 General Election “we slaughtered Corbyn”.
And as the Peer goes on to say this all happened “while his party membership, the rest of the party leadership, even, was stuck on Zoom. There were no constituency Labour Party meetings, no public assemblies, no Parliament.”
So this assessment is not yet another attack piece but the glowing opinion of a political fellow traveller and arch Blairite.
The Word is indebted to Labour Heartland for bringing this to our attention.
If you wish to read more glorification of Starmer find Unherd, but have a bucket close to hand.
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