Starmer tries to jump on ‘law and order’ bandwagon. Satirists push him off

Keir Starmer: I couldn’t find a single image of this former Director of Public Prosecutions with police officers.

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:

(This is obviously a reference to the year he has spent sitting on the fence, since he became Labour leader.)

Of them all, this is probably closest to the mark:

Source: Sir Keir Starmer vows law and order drive and hits out at Tories on crime | Evening Standard

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2 thoughts on “Starmer tries to jump on ‘law and order’ bandwagon. Satirists push him off

  1. disabledgrandad

    Yay! Another bandwagon for the cult of new Labour to bang on about. I love how the local election campaign he thinks is a good time to twitter about law and order despite it having NO power to be affected by local politics so WTF?

    Plus he has done nothing about his lies about the 10 pledges he was elected on apart from breaking all of them so why is this any different then Starmer?

    It’s he thinks he can get a few votes from the Torys his mates because he likes all there policies it seems anyhow. This endless yap yap no substance is making the cult of New Labour look like they are a joke party that will say anything to get some votes but doesn’t mean it..

  2. El Dee

    It’s a real shame. Instead of aping the Tories he should be setting out REAL Labour policies and trying to win over support. After what will have been 14 years of Tory misrule the electorate is likely to look to Labour if only due to ‘Tory Fatigue’ That, plus the facts that the Tories have taken us through austerity, Brexit and COVID will mean that all the tough times are associated with them. If Labour had progressive socialist policies and social justice at their forefront then they could win BIG.

    Instead Starmer is a Tory Wet who engaged in the campaign to oust Corbyn and deliberately ruined Labour’s electability at the last GE by pushing for a second referendum against Corbyn’s ‘Respect the Vote’ policy – thus ended the ‘Red Wall’ Labour were just beginning to make some inroads again in Scotland but Starmer soon put an end to that too with his forceful style and talking over the new Scottish leader – confirming to Scots they won’t be allowed a referendum by Labour nor will Labour’s own leader be listened to (as per previous experiences too)

    I could see the next GE being a narrow win for the Tories or a hung parliament..

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