Watch this short message from a former Labour supporter (if you can stand the extremely spicy language), explaining why he doesn’t support Labour any more – and why claims that people like him are enabling the Tories to win again are offensive.
The guilt tripping needs to stop don’t call us Tony Enablers because we stand by our principles and don’t sell our souls to the highest bidder. pic.twitter.com/m8L1Gb2lJ6
— Londoner 🇬🇧 (@HussainShafiei) September 9, 2023
He’s right, of course. Nobody is enabling the Tories to win by voting for policies they would prefer to see enacted, rather than Tory or Labour policies.
If Keir Starmer’s Labour wasn’t so desperate to ape Tory politics rather than finding a new way forward, that party would be enjoying significantly higher support; if Blairites had not sabotaged the Corbyn project, we would have had a Labour government for the last six years; it is Starmer’s politics that is the problem, not the voting habits of the electorate.
Case in point:
This is real Labour. Tax the rich. The politics of envy. And rich doesn’t mean millionaire. It means head teachers, police inspectors, and huge numbers of business owners. If it worked it might have some merit but of course it doesn’t. https://t.co/WSrfZYCFV8
— Steve Norris (@StevenJNorris) September 9, 2023
Firstly, the clip shows Reeves has abandoned the policy she had formerly endorsed in favour of a different way. Was the original stance a lie?
The new plan – to improve the fortunes of the population by improving the economy – would rely on employers passing the profits of improved business on in the form of higher wages.
That is called trickle-down economics.
Oh, but isn’t Keir Starmer against that?
Keir Starmer: "Trickle down. It's a piss-take" pic.twitter.com/byN0TXOKQH
— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) September 9, 2023
Labour was going to increase taxes on the wealthy – and now it isn’t, having turned in favour of “piss-take” trickle-down economics. Hypocrisy? Or was the original stance a lie?
Moving on, let’s consider Labour’s current stance on Brexit – which is to support it.
This is backtracking on a previous party policy – championed by Keir Starmer during the 2019 general election campaign – to go back to the electorate and check whether a majority of the population still wants to go through with Brexit, after encountering the problems it had triggered already.
Stephen Fry has something to say about that:
"The Labour Party is afraid to mention Brexit – it was a catastrophe and everybody knows it deep in their bones"
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 10, 2023
Finally, we have Starmer’s own response to a simple question: Westminster or Davos?
I rarely use language like this to describe a politician, but Keir Starmer is a traitor. Not only to the labour movement, but to the U.K. Anyone who prefers the WEF & Davos to Westminster is telling you their concerns are with corporations, not with the people of this country! https://t.co/LUM5ZpkM30
— Phil Gould 🇵🇸🖕🥁 (@bongosaloon) September 9, 2023
Davos is the home of the World Economic Forum – basically, a conference between businesses.
Some have taken Starmer’s words as an admission that he prefers collaborating with businesspeople to negotiating with politicians and campaigners:
Sir Keir will hand the keys to the UK over to Davos.
It's either this warm spell affecting his mind or he really is serious.
Be careful what you wish for & vote for.https://t.co/x6gI1xItQ2
— Lee Anderson MP (@LeeAndersonMP_) September 9, 2023
In fact, Starmer made his meaning clear – that he would prefer to be around real people, who know what they stand for, than mouthpieces who change position constantly.
But that just reveals the biggest fault in his behaviour: he constantly changes his own position in an effort to create advantages for himself.
So is it not hypocritical of him to say he prefers the company of people who are not like himself?
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