What a shame this could not have happened when Jeremy Corbyn was leader of the Labour Party. We might have ended up with a nation worth living in.
Here’s the gist:
So there you have it. Starmer’s Labour has a 33-point lead over Liz Truss and her hollowed-out Conservatives.
According to the poll, if there was a general election now, Labour would have 565 MPs and the Conservatives would have just three.
Evolve Politics has slightly different figures but they’re still horrifying for the Tories:
Liz Truss is already being touted as the person who could wipe out the Conservatives:
“Liz Truss could go down in history as the person who wiped out the Conservatives”
— BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) September 29, 2022
Of course she didn’t do it alone. I mention this merely to get a bit of mockery into the article – and this is too good not to keep for posterity:
I'm not gonna apologise. It had to be done. pic.twitter.com/hV73AkuxGV
— Linda🐟🌻🏴#Notmybrexshit #JohnsonOut (@lindaarella) September 29, 2022
But a Labour landslide would not be a necessarily good thing – especially under Keir Starmer’s leadership.
Economist Richard Murphy sets out the case for proportional representation here:
Just because we can get rid of the Tories without proportional representation doesn’t mean we don’t need it https://t.co/fMbPVdkMtA A Labour landslide would not be good for democracy, good government or governance. We really do need a proper democracy
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) September 30, 2022
Remember this fact, also:
Labour are NOT leading in the polls because Keir Starmer is so good, they’re leading because Liz Truss is so bad.
— The Left Wing Society (@LeftWingSociety) September 29, 2022
It must be nice being a Keir Starmer fan and seeing him ahead in the polls, a bit like entering Masterchef and winning with a Pot Noodle.
— Matt Thomas (@Trickyjabs) September 29, 2022
Still, there’s a groundswell of support for an immediate general election:
I'll be brief .. We need a general election and we need it now.
Please retweet if you agree.
— 🇪🇸🇪🇺 ExUKintheSun 🇪🇺🇪🇸 #FBPE #GTTO (@garsmx) September 28, 2022
Tories today reveal they’ll fund their tax cuts for millionaires by cutting support for disabled, frail, elderly & children.
General Election Now.
— Howard Beckett (@BeckettUnite) September 29, 2022
I would quite like a General Election now.
Who’s with me?
— Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) September 29, 2022
What do you think? Would you like an election?
Oh, and the Tories really have cancelled live band karaoke at their conference:
The band has been cancelled – organisers blamed train strike (which are not until following day and known about for weeks)
— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) September 29, 2022
How will Therese Coffey get her kicks now?
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