Senior left MP’s criticism of Starmer’s Stalinism and political bankruptcy backed by Unite general secretary favourite – as right also sharpen knives for Labour leader
Last night, senior left Labour MP Jon Trickett tweeted what amounted to a declaration of war on the rule by ‘diktat’ and Stalinist tactics of Keir Starmer and his allies in the party. Trickett posted a video of his 2017 interview attacking the ‘command and control’ approach of the Labour right, alongside a condemnation of the inability of ‘top down’ leadership and ‘robocop canvassing’ to get Labour into government.
And Trickett’s blast was publicly endorsed by Unite’s Howard Beckett, regarded by many as the favourite for the leadership of the union when Len McCluskey retires – and certainly the only contender who is visibly taking on the Tories and the failed politics of the Labour right. Beckett described Trickett’s comments as ‘superb’ and called for a ‘movement for change’ and a better society:
The endorsement opens up a new front against Starmer’s leadership – and comes as reports strengthen that the Labour right is also sharpening its knives for Starmer, with Yvette Cooper lined up as the preferred successor by right-wingers dismayed at Starmer’s failure to register much in the public’s consciousness, let alone impress.
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