Starmer’s policy on unions in disarray as Labour reps join picket lines [tweets]

Turncoat: Lisa Nandy was actually doing the right thing by joining a CWU picket line – but it was a staggering act of hypocrisy and betrayal of Keir Starmer. Why did she do it?

No wonder Keir Starmer is losing public trust to loony Liz Truss!

He sacked Sam Tarry as Shadow Transport Minister for giving interviews from a picket line last Wednesday (July 27).

Starmer said Labour could not be the “party of protest” – ignoring the possibility that a party that does not protest against government failures is the “party of collusion” with them.

It has also been suggested that Starmer has a personal animosity towards Mr Tarry – possibly over political differences.

But yesterday (August 1), key Starmer crony Lisa Nandy turned up at a CWU picket line and gave interviews there:

This creates a problem for Starmer:

Some might say that Starmer is only going to sack Labour MPs who defy his orders… but then there’s this:

Nandy’s decision certainly seems to have thrown Labour into chaos. Here’s Ben Bradshaw being taken down hard:

Meanwhile, it seems other Labour bigwigs are also defying Starmer – although it could be said that his decree about frontbenchers doesn’t extend to them…

In the face of what seems to be open rebellion from his party, is it any wonder that public support for Starmer is crumbling?

And it seems he can’t do anything about the ringleader of this little rebellion – because he’s too scared. And that won’t help him at all:

But what of Nandy herself?

Well, it seems she’s either a hypocrite or a brazen opportunist, because – well, here she was a couple of weeks ago:

The only conclusion This Writer can draw is that Labour’s current leaders have no interest in winning elections; their job is to drag that party through the dirt.

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2 thoughts on “Starmer’s policy on unions in disarray as Labour reps join picket lines [tweets]

  1. El Dee

    When Corbyn was leader he had people who opposed him as part of his cabinet. Starmer won’t even have opponents in the party. He has no intention of providing a good opposition and consistently missed the open goal that was Johnson at PMQs. Neither of the candidates will be just as easy as Johnson although Truss will be the easier for a competent opposition leader – pity we don’t have one..

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