Is anybody daft enough to believe Keir Starmer’s Labour will reform the police

Keir Starmer: would you really trust this poster boy for the Establishment to remove the corruption from the police?

Keir Starmer has been bandwagon-jumping again.

He’s saying the Metropolitan Police has been a basket case for 13 years under the Tory government and the racism, sexism and homophobia that Baroness Casey uncovered  has shattered the trust of the people of London – and the rest of the UK:

“The racist, sexist and homophobic abuses of power that have run rife in the Metropolitan Police have shattered the trust that Britain’s policing relies on and let victims down.

“For 13 years there has been a void of leadership from the Home Office, which has seen Britain’s policing fall far below the standards the public have the right to expect.

“The scale of change required is vast. But the lessons I witnessed from policing reform in Northern Ireland show that it can be done.

“With my leadership, a Labour government will take responsibility, overhaul policing and raise standards, with strengthened training and mandatory vetting, and the restoration of neighbourhood policing with the trust of communities.

“The Home Secretary must reassure the public that she will do what it takes to address these failings immediately.”

That’s a pretty far cry from what he was saying only 18 months ago – and people are calling him out on it [apologies for the repetition of Starmer’s tweet]:

In fairness, he did try to answer this question at a press conference yesterday (March 21) – but his answer rang hollow:

He retrospectively modified what he said 18 months ago to make it seem that he wanted her to tackle all the faults that have been exposed now. This was impossible because they were not officially recognised at the time.

People have seen this and responded accordingly:

Many more people have criticised him for the hypocrisy of supporting Cressida Dick and then claiming policing standards fell through the floor on her watch (and others’).

Personally, I wouldn’t trust Keir Starmer to reform the police. His own record speaks against him.

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3 thoughts on “Is anybody daft enough to believe Keir Starmer’s Labour will reform the police

  1. mohandeer

    Starmer cannot even expunge the institutional racism and Islamaphobia that he himself introduced to the party, so how in the world can he be trusted, after supporting the MET too often, to oversee what needs to be done within the MET?

  2. James

    “My Labour government…”, “With my leadership…” – he really is a narcissistic/proprietorial sod, isn’t he!

  3. flttymartyn

    Starmer is a proven liar and fraud, nothing he says can be believed, and his policies are not worth the paper they are written on!

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