Continued attempts by Labour right to rewrite history puts them on a par with delusional US president
A senior Survation pollster has compared Keir Starmer’s allies and the rest of the Labour right to Donald Trump for their determination to deny that their push for a new Brexit referendum caused Labour’s general election defeat in 2019.
Carl Shoben, the strategic communications lead at the well-known polling company has tweeted his analysis of a new report by working-class Labour MPs on their ten-month tour of former Labour towns to speak to thousands of working-class voters – and of the attempts of the Labour right to rewrite history to blame Corbyn for the general election loss:
Shoben’ ‘Sound familiar?’ question about the right’s denialism and claims of ‘lies’, ‘manipulation’ and ‘fooling voters’ is a clear reference to the conduct of Donald Trump since his election loss to Joe Biden last week.
The Labour right’s claims that backing a new referendum was the path to a general election win were always nonsense and were always going to kill Labour’s electoral prospects – and the working-class left warned of the obvious consequences throughout. The attempts of the Labour right now to pretend it didn’t happen are no less delusional and dishonest.
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