Sky News presenter Niall Paterson nailed the problem today when he challenged Starmer front-bencher Lucy Powell on how her boss thinks he’s going to change anything by constantly abstaining – and went so far as to ask “Does Keir Starmer actually understand what it is to be in opposition?”.
Paterson went on to point out how Labour abstained (again) yesterday on a vote it could have won if it had bothered to actually vote – and that Johnson and co are laughing at how easily they can ignore Starmer and do what they want, when Labour’s tactic is always to hide from actually standing for anything:
As the SKWAWKBOX noted earlier this week, Starmer’s no-opposition approach is making just as little impression on working-class people and giving Boris Johnson an easy ride – and it is a betrayal of Labour values and the interests of the people who rely on Labour to make and win arguments.
This country does not need a ‘leader of the facilitation’.
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