“He’s a Tory” hashtag intended for David Cameron impacts instead… on KEIR STARMER

Keir Starmer: it seems the nation believes he is a Conservative cuckoo, only pretending he believes in Labour values. But will voters do enough to push him out of that party’s leadership on May 6?

This is the reason Labour is going to lose seats in the local elections next month, in a nutshell.

As I write this, the phrase “He’s a Tory” is trending on Twitter. It was intended as an explanation of David Cameron’s behaviour in lobbying his former colleagues in the Conservative government on behalf of his subsequent employer:

But it has been hijacked – unintentionally, it seems – by critics of Keir Starmer who have taken it to refer to the Labour leader’s own political leanings:

Yes, it says it all.

Most particularly, it says that Labour voters will abandon that party at the local elections next month.

The only question now is whether they will just stay at home, meaning the proportion of people voting will fall but the result is unlikely to be significantly different from usual.

Alternatively, they might choose to make their vote count by handing it to someone else. A boost for one of the minority parties like the Greens (or – more likely in the current climate – nationalists like Plaid Cymru or the SNP) would be a serious blow for Starmer’s credibility, along with that of the Labour Party he leads and may prompt a rethink of his leadership abilities.

It depends on how disaffected Labour voters feel.

Do they think withholding their vote will achieve anything?

Or do they actually want to push Labour into being better?

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4 thoughts on ““He’s a Tory” hashtag intended for David Cameron impacts instead… on KEIR STARMER

  1. stephen Brophy

    greens have got my vote, until we get a socialist back in charge of 8labour, it will be a long time before the blairites let a socialist anywhere near the leadership.

  2. disabledgrandad

    The authors question of >>Do they think withholding their vote will achieve anything? YES!!!

    Giving a vote to this cult of new Labour 2.0 will encourage this BS tory-lite rubbish crusade to continue. Either Labour is a socialist party or it’s this cult! If it’s not socialist why should I vote for an ideology I despise just because it still has the words Labour party attached but that’s all that remains. No, I am a socialist if I can’t vote for a socialist, I will not vote tactically of any of that BS as I live in a Tory safe seat Blurg…

    This is why I keep on repeating if Labour wants to walk away from socialism then we need to have a socialist party. But this time NO right wing ever it’s just a cancer that destroys the host with gread and arrogant self-serving scumbags. Just like Starmer and yes he is a Tory!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      My point was that not voting at all will not help or change the situation; enough people will still vote Tory/Labour for the status quo to continue.

      The only way to effect change is to vote for one of the minor parties.

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