If anything demonstrates that Keir Starmer should not be the United Kingdom’s prime minister, it is this.
We’ve already got a PM who won’t take personal responsibility for his mistakes, stupidities and stated policies of oppression; we don’t need another.
Starmer recently not only visited a church whose priest expresses anti-LGBT+ views – he made a video about it. Here it is:
— DIGITAL News UK (@DigitalNewsUK) April 4, 2021
If he didn’t know about the views held by the congregation at this church, he should have done some research (or his researchers should have). That in itself would be bad enough.
Worse was the fact that he didn’t have the guts to come back and admit he was wrong in person. He’s a coward – or he’s so arrogant that he can’t own up to his mistakes personally. Neither is a good look for a prospective national leader.
Instead, we were offered this, and told to take it or leave it:
Rachel Reeves says that Keir Starmer and the Labour Party don't endorse the views of the church, after Keir Starmer did a video where he celebrated the church therefore endorsing their views. https://t.co/vBH9CB7kMg
— Socialist Chris (@Socialist_Chris) April 5, 2021
The response has been a universal chorus in favour of leaving it – and him – for glaringly obvious reasons, like the fact that he spent the length of his own video endorsing Jesus House. This means Reeves lied:
Nope. Not buying it. You sent Rachel Reeves out to lie and it backfired. This is PR, and I’ll be damned it I sit quietly while you target our communities in pursuit of power.
You sir, are a coward and a hypocrite. https://t.co/558HmCpYZX
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza 🏳️🌈 (@TheMendozaWoman) April 5, 2021
Oh yes – Starmer tweeted about it, but he absolutely wasn’t going to face the grilling he knew he would get if he actually faced the press.
1. Apologise to LGBT people for visiting and praising a homophobic church, delete the video
2. Belligerently refuse to apologise properly, leave the video up, send out Rachel Reeves to lie for him on national television
Take a wild guess which one he chose
— Another Angry Voice (@Angry_Voice) April 5, 2021
Imagine spending the years from 2015 to 2019 handing victories to the Tories just to regain control of a Party that has a political nobody like Rachel Reeves as key spokesman to make excuses for the leader who stans homophobic churches.
— Ben 🟨🟥 (@Ben_Jolly_9) April 5, 2021
So Starmer sends Rachel Reeves out to lie for him about gay-hate church Jesus House.
What could have been merely a PR blunder is now a full-blown political scandal.
Sir Keir scores again.
— simon maginn (@simonmaginn) April 5, 2021
And all this happened just weeks before the nation goes to the polls for the long-delayed local elections.
Starmer can congratulate himself on briefly securing – then throwing away – the homophobic vote.
Anyone who isn’t a bigot will now stay at home anyway, rather than vote for a party he leads.
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