Starmer’s strategy for his party becomes clear – and it is everything Labour should NOT be

You may be wondering about the image above.

Well, I’ve been watching a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation during lockdown (don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it!) and it seems to me that Keir Starmer is trying to turn the Labour Party into a 21st-century version of the Borg Collective, an alien race from that famous science fiction TV show.

In the show, the Borg travel the universe assimilating other races into their collective, either killing or subduing the leaders and absorbing the population by using cybernetic implants to impose their will.

Among their catchphrases was the line: “You will adapt to service us.”

That is exactly what Keir Starmer and his Parliamentary colleagues seem to be saying to Constituency Labour Parties across the UK with their new initiative to get rank-and-file members using the “Dialogue” phone banking app.

This incentive scheme demands that members call up voters in their constituencies to get as much information about which way people will vote as possible (and get them to vote Labour).

Constituency parties making the most calls will receive rewards – if you can call them that – which mostly involve congratulatory messages from party leader Keir Starmer, deputy leader Angela Rayner or some other shadow cabinet member.

The presentation makes it seem that CLP members should consider such contact a great honour and privilege from celebrities, in comparison with whom the rank-and-file members should consider themselves to be nothing more than functionaries whose only reason for existence is to serve.

Do you see why I am comparing Starmer’s new version of Labour with the Borg now?

The shift in emphasis has not gone unnoticed:

And the contrast with the previous Labour leader could not have been more apparent:

The other aspect of the Borg comparison is the elimination or co-option of leaders who might otherwise oppose the ruling cadre.

Isn’t that what we’ve been seeing since Starmer was elected, in April?

Prominent figures who might otherwise undermine the entitled few have been smeared, accused, suspended and expelled; their names blackened with slanders they find themselves ill-equipped to fight because the party manipulates it own rules to undermine the accused.

In short, while Starmer can’t actually have them killed, these people have been eliminated as any realistic opposition.

So there you have it.

Worse than any comparison with fantasy monsters, though, is the obvious correlation with real-world creatures that no Labour member should want to be seen imitating, even in death.

I refer, of course, to Tories.

In setting himself up as a member of a ruling class within the Labour Party, and demanding that CLP members be reduced to carrying out simple functions for their masters in Parliament (or who have been chosen from a highly-select group of party elites to stand for election), Starmer is re-modelling Labour to resemble the Conservative Party.

Shouldn’t that be the cardinal sin, as far as Labour is concerned?

He certainly isn’t impressing anybody with his choices.

Today he announced that he had co-opted former prime minister – and New Labour stalwart – Gordon Brown to support his plot to restore Labour’s popularity in Scotland (and the other UK nations) by devolving more power outside Westminster.

And when he broadcast a big speech about it, Starmer sank, almost without trace. Fewer than 2,500 people bothered to watch – and many of them were probably members of the press.

Maybe today wasn’t the day for this.

Or maybe the target audience had had enough of Starmer’s arrogance and entitlement.

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  1. stephen Brophy December 21, 2020 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    nothing wrong with STAR TREK TNG! the ideals in star trek reminds me of socialism! petty the country would rather live romulus (tory) or the Klingon empire (ukip) lol

  2. Zippi December 22, 2020 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    What, exactly, does this man have to offer?

  3. disabledgrandad December 22, 2020 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    So what why are they still helping this @$$hole. Sorry I fail to understand why you as a socialist are helping or supporting this Tory Lite cult of new Labour 2.0.

    It won’t ever be Socialist Labour or do anything for the people socialism is meant to help. So why are you’re supporting it?

    Your silent support is what they are relying on. You are part of the problem if your helping them, and don’t pull the were fighting against him your not don’t kid yourself your helping them! If you are still a member despite this current BS and helping them with elections then you have no grounds to complain.

    So by helping them you are saying anything this cult does is OK with me. You can rationalise it all you like. send in all your useless motions what difference has that made?

    None, you stayed when socialists are being purged even JC the only way we can help each other is a split unlikely as the MP’s seam to be utterly craven. Or setting up a socialist Labour party.

    But assisting this cult is madness!

    • Mike Sivier December 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      Why are you trying to suggest that I am helping these people when it is abundantly clear to anybody able to read that I oppose them?

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