What is Keir Starmer trying to do in Islington North?

Overstatement: Jeremy Corbyn is a serious man and is unlikely to have laughed when told the boss of a private healthcare firm was being lined up to replace him in Islington North, by Keir Starmer. Considering the strength of feeling for him in that constituency, though… you have to admit, it is a bit giggle-worthy.

If this, from Skwawkbox, is true, then it suggests that Keir Starmer is out of his mind.

Apparently he thinks it’s a good idea to try to take Islington North – described by its residents as “Corbyn country” – at the next election with a candidate who runs a chain of private health clinics:

Praful Nargund, who runs a chain of fertility clinics with his consultant gynaecologist mother and is also a councillor in Islington, is also listed on Companies House as a current or former director of six other companies, mostly in private health. His website features a picture of him with Keir Starmer and says that Nargund wants to ‘champion a skills revolution’.

Meanwhile, on the day after Starmer had his NEC vote to bar Mr Corbyn from standing as a Labour candidate in any future general election – and Islington North Labour Party rejected the decision, top polling firm Survation has stated – well, see for yourself:

Meanwhile Starmer’s lieutenants are doing the media rounds with their story – and it’s more of a fairy tale – about anti-Semitism.

Wes Streeting told the Huffington Post: “If he had accepted the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s damning verdict into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party… things might have been different.”

But Streeting was lying; Mr Corbyn did accept the EHRC’s verdict (which wasn’t nearly as damning as Streeting claimed).

And what of the man himself?

He has thanked everybody who has sent him messages of support, which he described as “kind”.

And he stated: “Those who oppose radical change are attacking our democratic rights for a simple reason: they know that when we come together, we can win”

Considering the challenge Keir Starmer seems to be presenting to him, it seems unlikely that Mr Corbyn will lose in Islington North during a general election.

Source: Private health CEO lined up to try to take Corbyn’s seat for Starmer – SKWAWKBOX

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  1. Gary Bowman March 30, 2023 at 4:56 am - Reply

    I am absolutely 100% convinced that his string pullers have tasked him with destroying the labour party. Why do I think so? Draining the funds on pointless court cases, losing members at breakneck speed, expelling anybody on the left, including Jewish members, making ridiculous decisions, contradicting himself, hardly opposing in any meaningful way. Surrounding himself with other Labour fakes. Refusing to comment on the Forde report, the list just keeps growing. What’s the difference between a Tory and a Labour right winger? At least the Tory isn’t ashamed to admit it!

  2. kateuk March 30, 2023 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I hope that Jeremy Corbyn stands in Islingtin North, and beats whatever right wing candidate Starmer selects. I hope that Starmer rots in hell.

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