Starmer’s refusal to support strikes shows his blind ambition [VIDEO]

Promises broken: Jeremy Vine also pressed Keir Starmer on his reasons for abandoning the 10 pledges on which he was elected Labour leader.

Here’s a balancing view to set against This Site’s earlier article about Keir Starmer’s plan to tackle the cost of living crisis.

In the same Jeremy Vine interview when he discussed that plan, Starmer refused to support strike action by the TSSA (Transport Salaried Staff Association) union, saying he had to focus on his own ambition to be prime minister.

This Site’s friend Cornish Damo has this to say about it:

He’s got a good point, hasn’t he?

Starmer also discussed with Vine his u-turn on plans to renationalise the privatised energy firms; apparently the Covid-19 pandemic changed everything and now he can’t justify it.

Damo says this is nonsense and – from the arguments This Writer has heard over the last few years – he’s the one making sense:

It’s all worth thinking about, when you’re weighing up whether a Starmer-led Labour Party deserves your support at the ballot box.

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  1. kateuk September 1, 2022 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    As a Labour voter and member my entire adult life, I’m really not sure that I can bring myself to vote Labour at the next election. It will depend entirely on who is the Labour candidate, but I fear that it will be one of the right wing lot that have taken over our CLP, in which case I will find a suitable socialist candidate to vote for.

  2. Dave Rowlands September 1, 2022 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Starmer is doing to the Labour party what Johnson did to the conservative party. The parties have nothing in common with why the parties were setup in the first place. I’m no conservative voter, never have been but Starmer has turned the Labour party into a right wing anti socialist party that has nothing to do with why the original Labour was created in the first place. You have to remember though, he is a “Sir”.

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