When a Labour leader is more interested in blocking ordinary people out of a Royal park so rich residents aren’t disturbed by the hoi-polloi, you know he has to go.
Keir Starmer has supported calls for a 9ft high barrier to be put across entrances to Primrose Hill in North London, after receiving complaints that lockdown restrictions had resulted in a rowdy, violent, drug-taking and drug-dealing crowd coming to the park.
There is no evidence to suggest that he has researched the situation himself; he has simply followed right-wing Labour policy of believing that any complaint about anything at all must be true and that the alleged wrongdoers are guilty and no proof is needed.
What a strange attitude for a former Director of Public Prosecutions!
In fact, any implied wrong-doing at the park could be halted with effective policing. The Tory government says it is bringing in thousands of new police officers, so there’s no reason not to send some of them here.
Far worse than any alleged wrong-doing in the park – for Starmer – is the fact that, yet again, he has sided with Conservatives for no reason at all; local Tories have been leafleting the area to campaign for gates.
It means the Labour leader is actively campaigning to end the right of ordinary people to enjoy London’s only remaining permanently-open Royal park, and to restrict it to people who are rich and privileged.
The response on the social media is well worth examining. Consider this:
'For the few not the many'
Keir Starmer personally pushes for 9 foot barrier across Primrose Hill in north London locking off London’s only permanently open royal park from the public on weekend evenings & maintaining exclusivity for wealthy residents. https://t.co/4caHXsuzxg
— aidan jp (@aidanpettitt) May 23, 2021
If you look at the responses from those who support gating, you’ll see that most of them have very few followers and aren’t following many people either, that their profile pictures are not of themselves, and that they have numbers at the end of their Twitter handles; in short, that they are trollbots that have been set to ensure that idle readers think there’s more support for gating than just a few self-entitled toffs and their Labour Party cuckoo.
These comments ring truer:
Absolutely spot on. Starmer is an authoritarian, do as I say dictator. Democracy (or what is left of it in the UK) would not be safe in his hands. His actions are straight from the Trilateral Commission handbook. #StarmerOut
— Jeanette Fletcher #StarmerOut #Beckett4Unite (@LillMagill) May 23, 2021
Backing Tory councillors to restrict public entry to a park to benefit wealthy residents has got to be the most Starmer thing ever.
Labour is going to be destroyed at the next election isn’t it, if he’s still the leader? pic.twitter.com/Dq60YYYqEP
— Devutopia (@D_Raval) May 23, 2021
"I am closing this park. Now is not the time for public parks!" pic.twitter.com/VLiJB8z5MH
— Daniel Fooks (@DanielFooksArt) May 23, 2021
To the Starmer supporters who are saying that nobody else would do any better as Labour leader – yeah. You're probably right about that. And that's the point. It's less about the current leader and more about your current direction.
You can't "personality" your way out of this.
— Socialist Chris (@Socialist_Chris) May 23, 2021
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