Do voters really want Labour – or not?

Keir Starmer: his promises constantly turn out to be lies but people seem determined to vote for his party, even though its only confirmed policies are already being inflicted on us by the Tories.

The people of the UK seem to be in two minds about the party that still claims to lead the Labour movement, despite being led by Keir Starmer, a man who has betrayed most of the promises he has made to party members and is soon likely to turn his back on the rest.

A poll by Redfield and Wilton Strategies suggests that almost two-thirds of people do not trust Starmer’s party to handle the cost-of-living crisis (and nobody can blame them, when he offers us absolutely no policies with which to do so):

But polling for Channel 4 News shows Labour would have a landslide victory with around 460 seats if a general election took place now:

Why are people saying they’ll vote for Starmer’s party, even though they don’t trust him to do anything to help them?

One possibility presents itself. But wouldn’t it be depressing if Starmer’s cynical belief that voters have nowhere else to go apart from his shabby STP (Substitute Tory Party) was proved correct?

Then again, polls carried out when election-time rules on neutral reporting aren’t being enforced have been known to reverse themselves dramatically when those rules come into play.

And Starmer has some serious opposition on what he still claims is his own side:

Damo is right: Starmer seems to be selling policy to the highest bidder while the unions and party members dither over whether to abandon him.

Is it because voters (and the unions) see no alternatives?

There are alternatives, of course – but it seems too many people are buying into that hoary old Liberal Democrat propaganda that voting for anybody other than the party that came second last time will let the Tories back in.

The message from this site is simple:


Find out who, in your constituency, is putting forward policies that you actually need and support them.

Any policy at all would be better than what Keir Starmer is offering.

Are you planning to vote Labour at the next general election? If so – why?

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2 thoughts on “Do voters really want Labour – or not?

  1. Stu

    When the “dyed in the wool” Tory and Opportunist Zac Goldsmith says he will consider voting Labour over the Environment sort of says it all to me.
    STP indeed !

  2. Graham Poulloin

    Yes but they want the real Labour not the low fat Tory version Starmer and Reeves are pushing

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