Starmer’s first decision as Labour leader: agreement to work WITH the Tories

Poser: this image of Keir Starmer suggests that he supports the right-wing idea that it is better to present the appearance of a leader than to actually be one.

It’s no coincidence that, on the day Keir Starmer was elected Labour leader, Boris Johnson broadcast a call for all Opposition parties to work with his Tories on the fight against coronavirus.

He wants them to share the blame for the complete cock-up that has cost many lives so far, and will cost many more; he’ll try to do what the Tories always do – pass ownership of their stupidities onto somebody else.

So he sent this:

And the instant he was pronounced the new leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer answered. He said:

“In the national interest, we will engage constructively with the government. Not opposition for opposition’s sake… with the courage to support where that’s the right thing to do.”

I told you he was going to be a disaster.

The rest of us could see what was going on:

And he did.

If the general public see Keir Starmer standing next to Boris Johnson in a hospital ward or a press conference, they will draw the obvious conclusion – and they’ll be right:

This is no opposition to the Conservatives. This is an ally.

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3 thoughts on “Starmer’s first decision as Labour leader: agreement to work WITH the Tories

  1. Stu

    Typically Tory, Never share the Glory but always share the Blame.
    The most annoying thing is that this “invitation” is an apparent admission that they are out of their depth with the virus situation.
    Sadly it will be re-spun as some magnanamous gesture – so infuriating !

  2. trev

    It’s only right that the Opposition should be involved in formulating public policies during a National emergency, but in the capacity of challenging the Government and providing constructive criticism, and holding them to account, pointing out the possible alternatives, etc. If that’s what happens then all well and good but they shouldn’t become a Government lapdog like Clegg was to Cameron & Osborne.

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