Starmer stands ‘by every word’ of Sunak child sex attack ad. Hypocritically?

Last Updated: April 10, 2023By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Keir Starmer has said he stands “by every word” of a Labour attack advert accusing Tory prime minister Rishi Sunak of not wanting child sex criminals to go to prison – but isn’t this hypocritical, as he was on the sentencing council that devised the relevant penalties?

In a widely-reported Daily Mail article (and doesn’t it speak volumes about how far the Labour leadership has sunk that he is willing to write an article for the paper that once supported the Nazis), he made “absolutely zero apologies” for the advert:

I make absolutely zero apologies for being blunt about this. I stand by every word Labour has said on the subject, no matter how squeamish it might make some feel.

When 4,500 child abusers avoid prison, people don’t want more excuses from politicians: they want answers.

But Keir Starmer was on the sentencing council that set the current guidelines for sex crimes, back in 2012.

At that time, Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry wrote to him, objecting to a different part of those guidelines – so she was aware that they were passed by Starmer:

But on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, she made a remarkable display of selective amnesia:

And all the while, the public outrage against Labour’s position continues to grow, both in the mass media…

… and in the social media:

And it is leading to hard questions about Starmer’s strategy and the likely end result of his bizarre choices:

This could be the scandal on which Starmer loses not just the local elections next month, but also the next general election.

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  1. Jonathan Lisle-Summers April 10, 2023 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Of course he stands by this dirty garbage. Despite his denial that he knew nothing about it, he’s such a control freak that he’d never have let a national campaign go without his approval.
    No, his “standing by” is intended because he’s fishing for the Daily Mail Sun bottom feeders, racist to their rotten core. He knows they’ll lick it up.

  2. flttymartyn April 10, 2023 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Starmer continually proves that he is not fit to fill any position in the Parliamentary Labour party. Get rid of him!

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