Was he being ironic or has he really believed the same PR adviser who told a string of Tories it was a good idea?
Keir Starmer appears to have welcomed a poll suggesting members of the public align him more with Tony Blair and Tories David Cameron and Theresa May than with his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn – by copying their widely-derided ‘power stance’.
The likes of Cameron, May, George Osborne and Sajid Javid all posed in the foolish-looking stance after some public relations ‘guru’ told them it projected power – and Starmer adopted it in a snap taken of him with friends or family. It didn’t seem to be an accident, as one of the others can be seen adopting it too:
The pose puts him in unflattering company, alongside people who trashed the country, created racist scandals, harried many tens of thousands of the poor to death and one who is considered by many to be a war criminal:
Let’s hope Starmer was being ironic, but even if he was it shows extraordinarily poor judgment. Even to find a comparison with such horrors amusing shows a liberal lack of empathy with the millions whose lives they have blighted and ended that should not be seen in a Labour leader.
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