If Keir Starmer preferred Boris Johnson over Jeremy Corbyn, why wasn’t he a Tory in 2019?

Keir Starmer: how many own goals must he score before Labour Party members decide his game is over?

Wow. Asked five times if he thought Jeremy Corbyn would be a better prime minister than Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer would not answer.

That’s as good as an admission that he actually preferred Johnson – but couldn’t say so because that would have meant admitting he was a massive hypocrite, and possibly even that he had actively sabotaged Corbyn’s 2019 election campaign to prevent him from winning.

(We hear that many other allegedly Labour representatives did.)

The confrontation happened on Radio 4’s Today programme and incensed large numbers of Labour supporters listening. This is just one of the milder responses on Twitter:

Perhaps more important is this question: why do political reporters still feel the need to ask about an election that happened nearly two years ago?

Here’s a possible answer:

Inevitably, listeners came up with their own answer to a question that, although unasked on air, occurred to many of them:

And public opinion matters. Starmer has shot himself in the foot yet again – by holding his tongue.

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2 thoughts on “If Keir Starmer preferred Boris Johnson over Jeremy Corbyn, why wasn’t he a Tory in 2019?

  1. Stephen Brophy

    we all know starmer sabotaged the 2019 election! he is well in bed with the far right wing Israeli government judging by his speech at their event he attended!

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