Keir Starmer’s latest insulting betrayal of Labour is a doozy

Keir Starmer (right) is showing he is closer politically to Boris Johnson’s Tories with every rotten right-wing decision he makes.

If we ever needed more evidence that Keir Starmer thinks his job is to contain the Labour Party, rather than lead it, here it is:

He is trying to recruit people from outside Labour – who may never have considered even voting for it – to become Parliamentary candidates for the 2024 general election.

The insult on top of the injury is that the plan is a direct copy of a Conservative initiative – the so-called ‘A-list’ scheme. Here’s Elen Courea of The Times:

What incredible contempt for the party members who represent everything Labour should stand for.

He’ll take their membership money (let’s face it, he’s desperate for the funds).

He’ll tell them what to do – and punish them brutally if they don’t comply.

But he’s absolutely determined to exclude them from having anything to do with how the party is to be run. That’s for Tories, like him.

And we all know it, don’t we?

But there’s trouble on the horizon.

Once again, the UK’s biggest union – Unite – has spoken up in protest at Starmer’s plan that is “potentially bypassing the talent in our movement”.

The statement says:

“It is depressing that the latest offering from the Labour Party is a plan to imitate the Tories’ candidate selection model.

“Our party is packed with talented people who have dedicated themselves to their party, their union or public service.

“These should be our A-list candidates and we should be proud to nurture them to stand for Labour.

“This is where the trade unions come in, with successful programmes dedicated to supporting Labour members and trade unionists to become MPs.

“The briefing around the ‘calibre’ of the latest intake of Labour MPs is disrespectful snobbery towards people who give their all for Labour.

“Labour should be working with the trade unions – our living and breathing link back to workplaces – to develop a candidates programme that the whole movement can get behind.

“But if the party carries on alienating and offending members, it will be hard to find anyone inspired to stand for office as a Labour MP.”

Well, it will be hard to find anyone willing to be a Labour MP who is’nt a Tory.

And they’ll be second-class Tories, too – because all the top-tier Tories will be on the proper ‘A-list’ scheme.

With every step he takes, Starmer makes it more clear that his job is to bury Labour forever.

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4 thoughts on “Keir Starmer’s latest insulting betrayal of Labour is a doozy

  1. Screwball

    Starmer is trying to expel genuine socialist Labour Party Members who have worked hard to attract people who are deeply disenfranchised by the same tories they are trying to attract.
    where is the democracy if right wing candidates are being parachuted in to represent a constituency that the CLP did not elect

  2. Jon Lisle-Summers

    This cunning stunt is Starmer’s way of ensuring the candidates don’t know what a total lemon he is

  3. Grey Swans

    Seeking help to start an Over 50s party (policies from 1 to 100 plus), which includes political science students as prospective future MPs.

    More and more Labour is becoming what it was in 1931, where a Labour leader, sacked by the Labour party for wanting to cut benefit just after the 1929 Wall Street Crash, had a mostly Tory government.

    Over 50s party is trying to start and only wants democratic socialists. The first UK party that includes challenging and refuting the discrimination against women aged over 50, in all parties, elected or unelected.

    Inclusive of all ages, obviously.

    over50s party org uk

    Resurrect public NHS by a solution from Nye Bevan before he managed to start the NHS in 1948.

    £35,000 compensation to the 1950s ladies who had their state pension thieved from them by right wing Labour, Lib Dems and Tories alike.

    Pension age 60 men and women to 1960s born, only now turning 60.

    Works pension age 50 to 1970s born, only now turning 50, who lost early works pension from Blair.

    Decent living state pension, butchered in value by Callaghan, Blair and Brown’s Labour governments, as much as by Lib Dems and Tories.

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