‘Heir to Blair’ Keir Starmer wants Labour to be ‘tough on crime’ again

Keir Starmer seems determined to hammer home to voters – and rebels in his party – that he is a Blairite and always was.

His latest demonstration of this is a return to the old Tony Blair slogan ‘Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’, with a plan to bring back the old ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) under the new title of ‘Respect Orders’.

Apparently the aim is to prevent criminal behaviour, rather than solve it after it has happened – and in this respect, This Writer is very much on board with this policy. If it works!

It was debated on the BBC’s Politics Live, and it’s noticeable that some of the debate suggested that this is an about-turn from attempts by Labour to disown Blairite policies. The problem is that Blair made many policy mistakes – his economics was too close to Toryism, meaning he failed to rectify harmful decisions from the Thatcher and Major years, and the consequences of his warmongering are well-known.

Danny Kruger’s attempt to say that later Labour MPs’ attempts to distance themselves from these disasters persuaded voters that Labour was bad then and continued to be bad are risible, in the light of his own party’s failures (crime is currently at a 20-year high).

Here’s what they all had to say.

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2 thoughts on “‘Heir to Blair’ Keir Starmer wants Labour to be ‘tough on crime’ again

  1. Dez

    Tough on crime is fine however Governments in power have a habit of abusing such police powers for political purposes as we witnessed from the over the top action of zealous police with batons beating up shopkeepers and gym owners for not shutting their business down as the Covid powers demanded.

  2. flttymartyn

    If that lying, two-faced weasel, Starmer wants to be ‘tough on crime’ then he should hand himself into the police at the earliest opportunity.As he is a traitor working for the Israelis, and not Britain or the British people!

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