The ridiculous Keir Starmer never misses an opportunity to make a fool of himself.
Elected as Labour leader on the basis of 10 pledges (all now broken) that didn’t say a word about law and order, he is now trying to remodel Labour as “the party of law and order” because he can see public opinion swinging against the Tories.
Apparently he’s putting the enforcement of criminal justice at the centre of his local election campaign – even though local authorities have no influence over policing. Nice one, Keith!
Also, there’s currently a huge controversy over the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that his Labour Party rightly opposes due to its introduction of a huge number of new offences (many in breach of our human rights) and draconian punishments for them.
Labour can’t stop the Tories from passing it into law. Does his new campaign mean Labour will enthusiastically support the punishment of these new offences, despite opposing their creation?
He also said the new Police Bill was a missed opportunity to stop violence against women and girls – taking his cue from the backlash against the policing of the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard and the numerous protest demonstrations against police misbehaviour that have followed.
It is – but he didn’t say how he would improve that Bill to ensure that the law protects us, enshrines our human rights, and punishes police officers who cross the line into unlawful violence.
In other words, he gassed a lot of hot air at us. It doesn’t mean a thing.
If he thought we wouldn’t notice, he was sorely mistaken. Here are a few reactions from Twitter:
Let's all welcome Sir Keir Starmer to the debate… pic.twitter.com/adRDOaPuye
— Stas Lawicki (@Hascombes) April 1, 2021
(This is obviously a reference to the year he has spent sitting on the fence, since he became Labour leader.)
On his pledge for no more illegal wars, he clarified that nothing’s really illegal if enough flags are involved, but that he hasn’t changed his mind.
Also alleged he ends every speech with a cry of “tax the rich!” but nobody has remained awake long enough to confirm this. (2/2)
— Red Labour (@RedLabour_) April 1, 2021
SIr Keir Starmer plans to relaunch with a series of stand up comedy gigs. Secretly coached by Jim Davison and the ghost of Benard Manning, the Labour leader will tour working mens clubs in RedWall towns. Tour manager Luke Akehurst said 'Laugh? My side is splitting' pic.twitter.com/OvChYbJyQx
— Huw Jones (@HuwLabourLeftie) April 1, 2021
Of them all, this is probably closest to the mark:
Sir Keir Starmer has announced that WHATEVER the Tories plan to do, is quite ALL RIGHT by the Labour Party.
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) April 1, 2021
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