Labour leader Keir Starmer has come out with a couple more pledges to make voters happy for a while. Expect them to be reversed long before any general election.
The first is a promise to repair governmental relations with armed forces personnel who were used and thrown away by Tory governments. Starmer again played his ‘family’ card – that he had a family member in the societal sector concerned.
But he said his mother was in the NHS and is quite happy to privatise it into oblivion for the sake of a bung or two from private health companies, so it means nothing.
His dad was a tool maker. His mum worked for the NHS. And now we learn his uncle was in the armed forces.
It’s always ‘personal’ with the abstainer in chief….
How do people fall for this shit? https://t.co/J7rWeRiStH
— Phil Gould 🇵🇸🖕🥁 (@bongosaloon) June 18, 2023
Labour pledges to create thousands of green jobs at Scottish ports
Oh look there at it again- yet more pledges. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/mtkx3ye7tW
— National Supply Teachers Association. (@paysupplystaff) June 18, 2023
Didn’t Starmer’s lieutenant, Rachel Reeves, cancel a pledge to invest £28 billion on green initiatives in every year of a Labour government, in the name of a “fiscal responsibility” that doesn’t actually exist? The UK economy is such that money can always be found for initiatives that governments want to support; think of the £800 billion that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak spaffed off to Tory friends and donors during the Covid-19 crisis, in return for nothing at all.
(If a Labour government was serious about “fiscal responsibility” it would get that cash back.)
So there you have two Labour pledges that mean nothing at all.
One Labour pledge that does mean something is its unswerving, unequivocal support for the government of Israel and the apartheid that it operates. Here’s Keir Starmer, categorically denying that any such apartheid exists…
— Tyrone Shoelaces (@TyroneS42704917) June 17, 2023
(His appeal for Jews to return to the Labour Party is risible because he has expelled more Jews from that party than any previous Labour leader.)
… and here’s an expert from the United Nations, explaining that Israel is indeed an apartheid state.
— Mark Seddon (@MarkSeddon1962) June 17, 2023
Keir Starmer can say whatever he likes but the facts are against him. As long as he continues to make false claims about Israel, Labour will continue to be a racist party – and anti-Semitic because of its persecution of left-wing Jews within the party.
Also persecuted within the Labour Party is anybody who is not absolutely loyal to Keir Starmer. So we see the shortlist for candidates in the campaign to become the new North East Mayor, that does not have left-winger Jamie Driscoll on it.
This has outraged party members and supporters:
Labour reveals two-candidate shortlist in North East mayoral race
I really hope Labour gets it arse kicked up North and that Jamie runs as an independent. https://t.co/MFS14M5GWU
— National Supply Teachers Association. (@paysupplystaff) June 16, 2023
Now we learn that Mick Whitley, a member of Labour’s Socialist Campaign Group, has been deselected and will not be allowed to stand for re-election as the MP for Birkenhead in the next general election.
Commentators like This Writer have spent years warning SCG members that their supine acceptance of Starmer’s aggression will not help them; they cannot change Labour from the inside and will only be targeted for removal individually, over time. Sadly, we have been proved correct yet again.
Mr Whitley is not happy about his deselection and has made his feelings clear:
I have learned with great sadness that I have been unsuccessful in my effort to be reselected as Labour’s candidate for my constituency of Birkenhead.
My statement to local members: pic.twitter.com/Dj3welbaIz
— Mick Whitley MP (@MickWhitleyMP) June 16, 2023
These are just two more examples of Keir Starmer’s disdain for democracy. It isn’t a secret – take a look at the following (and read the article) for further details (if you can get past the paywall):
‘Time for the floodlights to shine on Labour, now severely controlled by Starmer and his apparatchiks. I know decent people who want the desperado Tories driven out, but can’t see themselves voting for this Labour Party.’ https://t.co/HOLzptIhk4
— Joe Guinan (@joecguinan) June 16, 2023
There’s an obvious conclusion to draw: if Starmer is willing to “ride roughshod” over democracy in the Labour Party, then he’ll do exactly the same to the UK as a whole if his party is ever voted into government.
Isn’t it ironic? You were warned off voting for Jeremy Corbyn by people who told you he would turn the UK into a far-left Communist dictatorship. And now the same people are avidly egging you on to vote in Starmer’s far-right dictatorship instead.
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