Labour’s tuition fee u-turn: ‘circumstances may change but principles shouldn’t’

The excuses man: we can use this image again because all of the excuses in it are short-term issues. Starmer’s justifying his u-turns by saying circumstances change… but policies should not. Otherwise we don’t know what Starmer’s party stands for, what it will do, or even whether it intends to represent us.

Good for Good Morning Britain for hammering StarmerLabour’s latest two-faced u-turn!

To recap: After giving a solemn commitment (a pledge) to abolish tuition fees in 2020, Keir Starmer has u-turned, saying the financial situation has changed and Labour now has to prioritise its plans:

GMB‘s Susanna Reid, interviewing Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, made the point that “circumstances may change, but principles should not” – adding (alongside co-presenter Martin Lewis) that Starmer has dropped many more of the original 10 pledges he used to get himself elected as Labour leader (This Writer is fairly sure he’s dropped them all by now):

So StarmerLabour is also LyingLabour. I used to correct people who accused his party by calling it “Liebour” but he has made them right.

He paid for it in Prime Minister’s Questions on May 3, when the Westminster leader of the SNP (!), Stephen Flynn, put the boot in – much to Tory prime minister Rishi Sunak’s joy:

Contrast that with the politics of Jeremy Corbyn, who was ousted as leader after a concentrated, years-long, campaign against him by members of his own party who support Starmer now:

One more point: Changing circumstances don’t need to affect government policy. The Covid crisis and the war in Ukraine have happened, sure – but they are temporary; short-term. Government policy should be long-term.

Political plans should be made in ways that accommodate unexpected developments; they need to represent a coherent political position for which each party stands.

Changing policy on a whim, as Starmer does, puts the electorate on shifting sands. What does Starmer really want to do? Who does he represent?

I don’t know the answer to either of those questions but I know two things:

He doesn’t want to do anything for me. And he certainly doesn’t represent me.

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3 thoughts on “Labour’s tuition fee u-turn: ‘circumstances may change but principles shouldn’t’

  1. Stu

    The only reason that I can think why he would do this is that the “alternative funding” he suggested could simply be Privatisation of the Education System.
    Having interests in companies such as Pearson now or in the near future could prove very lucrative.

  2. flttymartyn

    No suprise….Starmer is a proven liar, fraud, deceiver and traitor to all that is honest and decent! Nothing he says can be trusted or believed.

  3. flttymartyn

    How can any decent, sane person vote for either Sunak’s or Starmer’s tory parties? They are both determined to destroy Britain for personal gain….

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