How can Labour clean politics by mirroring the Tories?

Blue Labour: under Keir Starmer, a once-great socialist organisation has become nothing but the Substitute Tory Party.

This is the dilemma facing voters who want change at the next UK general election:

It’s a valid criticism. The truth of it is partially in the quality of the people Keir Starmer is attracting, after his changes (This Writer can’t call them reforms):

And the truth of it is in what Labour will do, if it takes office after the next general election:

In other words, Labour would follow Tory policy until such time as the economy improves (and you can bet that the economy won’t improve enough for Keir Starmer to introduce any socialist ideas, or indeed any measures that would improve the lot of the “ordinary working people” he claims to represent.

Think about what Labour has already said it will not do:

Add to this the fact that Labour won’t build more houses:

This is while 1.2 million people are waiting for social housing.

Then again, Labour will continue the privatisation of the National Health Service in England, even though 7.4 million people are waiting for NHS treatment as a result of this progressive mismanagement.

Keir Starmer himself seems to believe he is above the concerns of the people he reckons should be voting for him.

We saw him, last week, shutting up young environmental activists who tried to speak out during his policy announcement on how Labour wanted young people to be able to express themselves in speech. And he lied to them; after promising to meet them after his own speech, Starmer ran away.

Is it because he hates “tree huggers”?

He’s not interested in “hope and change”, you see:

The economist Richard Murphy has highlighted that Starmer’s “tree huggers” comment indicates not only that he isn’t interested in new economic and policy thinking about the issues the UK faces as a country, but that he and the rest of the Shadow Cabinet are far more right-wing than Ed Miliband – and Ed (bless ‘im) is himself hardly the socialist his dad was.

In the article, Mr Murphy states:

This is the attitude of a prospective Labour Chancellor who  questions whether we can afford to save the planet because it is instead better to crush the well-being of millions with unnecessary interest rate rises.

Reeves says she and Starmer are as one on issues. I suspect that for now that is true. It is deeply dangerous that such a reactionary pair are in that position and are described as the Opposition when it is so apparent that their goal is perpetuation of the status quo.

Link that with the words of Ian Hodson, below:

The consensus is clear: Labour is now nothing but a Substitute Tory Party. We should call it the STP from now on.

That’s one reason why this claim by the party’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, is hard to take seriously:

Labour is itself riddled with cronyism.

Look at its attitude to the scandal of Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list: where once Labour had planned to get rid of the House of Lords altogether, it has shelved the idea – and in any case would want to keep the honours system and the possibility of gifting a place in the second House of Parliament to its… cronies.

It is clear that Keir Starmer’s (and Rachel Reeves’s, and even Ed Miliband’s) party will not be representative of the people of the UK and will not give us the change we desperately need – in fact it will deliberately frustrate any such aim.

It can do this because of the current “First Past The Post” electoral system that ensures each of the two largest parties in Parliament have “safe seats” that they can expect to win at every election. Knowing that, cronyism ensures that these seats go to those who most strongly support the right-wing views of the leaders – never mind what they’re saying to the voters. They don’t have to listen to us.

And that’s why the UK is regressing; our so-called leaders aren’t interested in building a dynamic, go-ahead nation with a restored economy – they just want to ride us all into ruin and then take what they can for themselves.

The answer is clear to those of us who can see it. We need to change the voting system to root out the rot.

Don’t vote Labour at the next election. And don’t vote Tory either.

Vote for candidates who support proportional representation.

Vote for independents who understand the needs of your constituency.

And make sure everyone you know does the same. Starmer’s treachery means it is your only hope.

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6 thoughts on “How can Labour clean politics by mirroring the Tories?

  1. Stu

    I absolutely agree with your conclusion.
    I’ve said before that I have a Labour MP who is doing exemplary work within our Community.
    He highlighted this work in a leaflet, to which I replied to him – “I agree wholeheartedly that you are the best MP for us but since the Right-Wing Cuckoo-in-the-nest Starmer is your leader I cannot in good faith vote for you”.

    1. flttymartyn

      Starmer and his whole self serving front bench much resign! They have no interest in working for the people,making those people who have less, better off, no interest in building council housing so those without a roof over their head can finally have a home, and stop sleeping on the streets.Starmer and Co. is only interested in working for Israel, and the wealthy, tax evading leeches.What a disgrace…!

  2. Tony

    Starmer is also keen to make clear that Labour is a pro-war and pro-nuclear weapons party.
    Do not vote Labour whilst this truly appalling man is in charge of it. Our aim should be to bring him down.
    Election night will be rather interesting:

    “And that’s a Conservative gain from the Conservative Party.

  3. flttymartyn

    Starmer’s labour party does not want to clean up politics….They will lose money when their ‘lobbyists’ and financial ‘backers’ stop paying money into their bank accounts if Starmer stops the lies, theft, fraud and corruption..

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