Was this the best moment of the election so far?

Was this the best moment of the election so far?

In an uninspiring campaign, was this the best moment of the election so far?

It happened during a live BBC head-to-head debate between Labour leader Keir Starmer and Tory top dog Rishi Sunak.

Audience member Robert Blackstock (who I discover from the social media is apparently a long-time Conservative and Brexiteer), asked…

There’s been a massive backlash against Mr Blackstock and his question on the social media, but the fact is that he received a big round of applause for asking a question that has probably been on a lot of minds for a long time.

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And it seems neither Starmer nor Sunak were able to answer.

Here‘s The Independent:

Starmer said he was not surprised by the question, after 14 years of Tory rule leaving the country “in such a state”.

“They’ve had loads of promises made in the last election about what will happen which haven’t been delivered on. That does beat the hope out of people,” he said.

“So, this is an opportunity to restore that hope. I don’t think we can do that by making sort of grand promises of things that can’t be delivered.”

Sunak responded by listing what he thinks are the Conservatives’ best achievements during his time in Downing Street.

He urged the audience: “Allow me to finish the job I started.”

Sorry, what?

Mr Blackstock – say what you want about him – hit the nail on the head when he responded (after the debate):

“I was disappointed with the response from both Rishi and Sir Keir. Neither of them wanted to say why they were good,” he said.

“They were going by what they’ve done in the past. They weren’t being positive. For a prime minister, from my perspective, we want a personality.”

He’s not wrong!

We’re likely to be shot of Sunak after July 5, but Starmer stands a good chance of being prime minister from that day onwards. It’s not an appetising thought, is it?

Still, if Andrew Feinstein gets his way, Starmer could be out too – voted out of Parliament by the electorate of Holborn & St Pancras.

Who will we be stuck with then?

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One Comment

  1. Tony Dean June 28, 2024 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Frankly other than wanting to confine the Tories into the dustbin of history, the current crop of politicians we have in Britain does not inspire me with any confidence.

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