#KeirStarmer wrong about #JeremyCorbyn AGAIN in #StopTheWar squabble

Facepalm: Jeremy Corbyn would be right to be embarrassed by the warmongering stupidity of his Labour leadership successor.

If Keir Starmer had any self-awareness at all, he’d die of embarrassment.

It’s only 12 days since he reportedly attacked Jeremy Corbyn over his membership of the Stop the War Coalition:

Keir Starmer has lashed out at Jeremy Corbyn insisting he was “wrong” on Nato.

Mr Starmer … launched a fierce attack on the Stop the War coalition, in which Mr Corbyn is a leading figure, accusing it of siding with Russia against Nato.

In an opinion article for the Guardian, he described the group as “naive” at best before adding Putin’s regime would see the group as “virtue signallers” who were “providing a smokescreen so it can go on beating up and jailing those brave individuals that dare to stand up to its despotism on the streets of Russia”.

This is the same Keir Starmer who stood up in Parliament to bang the jingo drum against Russia, demanding stronger action than Boris Johnson had proposed in a speech that all-but-egged the prime minister on to push the nuclear button (that he can’t do anyway without Joe Biden’s permission).

I’ve got the video somewhere; I’ll try to post it. It’s a thing to see.

But now consider the response to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine by the very same Stop the War Coalition, which makes more sense than he did in his entire speech:

Stop the War condemns the movement of Russian forces into eastern Ukraine and urges that they immediately withdraw, alongside the resumption of diplomatic negotiations to resolve the crisis.

This dispute could and should be resolved peacefully, and that remains the only basis for a lasting settlement, rather than the imposition of military solutions.  That it has not been resolved is not, however, the responsibility of the Russian or Ukrainian governments alone.

The conflict is the product of thirty years of failed policies, including the expansion of NATO and US hegemony at the expense of other countries as well as major wars of aggression by the USA, Britain and other NATO powers which have undermined international law and the United Nations.

The British government has played a provocative role in the present crisis, talking up war, decrying diplomacy as appeasement and escalating arms supplies and military deployments to Eastern Europe.

If there is to be a return to diplomacy, as there should be, the British government should pledge to oppose any further eastward expansion of NATO and should encourage a return to the Minsk-2 agreement, already signed by both sides, by all parties as a basis for ending the crisis in relations between Ukraine and Russia.

Beyond that, there now needs to be a unified effort to develop pan-European security arrangements which meet the needs of all states, something that should have been done when the Warsaw Pact was wound up at the end of the Cold War.  The alternative is endless great power conflict with all the attendant waste of resources and danger of bloodshed and destruction.

We send our solidarity to all those campaigning for an end to the war, often under very difficult conditions, in Russia and Ukraine.  Stop the War can best support them by demanding a change in Britain’s own policy, which can be seen to have failed.

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If you agree with our statement and want to help us stop escalation in Ukraine you can do so by becoming a member of Stop the War today (if you’re not one already) or affiliating your local group or trade union branch.

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Thanks to my brother Beastrabban for providing the text. You can read his Weblog on it here.

Once again we see that Jeremy Corbyn’s instincts are right and Keir Starmer is an unelectable fool.

Source: Keir Starmer blasts ‘wrong’ Jeremy Corbyn and Stop The War Coalition over Nato – Mirror Online

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