Johnson’s guilt in more than 100,000 needless deaths is not enough to persuade voters to back dreary Labour right-winger
The latest Ipsos MORI poll suggests that Keir Starmer’s lurch to the right in pursuit of Tory voters has – unsurprisingly – seen him shed almost half of those who voted Labour in the 2019 general election.
For the gain of just 3% of those who voted Tory.
The polling question asking which party “has the best team of leaders to deal with the country’s problems?” saw only 56%, barely more than half, of 2019 Labour voters say they think Labour is best equipped:
And only 3% of Tory voters in the last election now think Labour is best placed to run the country, despite Starmer’s desperate posturing to appeal to what his focus groups and advisers tell him are the basest instincts of the working class.
Boris Johnson’s recklessness, arrogance and mismanagement in the pandemic crisis have led to the needless deaths of tens of thousands of people – in fact, judging by the example of New Zealand’s 25 deaths, Johnson’s decisions and delays have killed more than 113,000 people so far.
And yet Keir Starmer still can’t make a dent – let alone lead by the twenty points that the Labour right always claimed would be the case with ‘anyone but Corbyn’.
Starmer has abandoned opposition and sold the principles and values of the Labour movement down the river – and all for nothing except a net loss of more than 40% of voters, give or take a handful.
Small wonder that unions, members – and even his erstwhile cheerleaders in the centrist press – are turning against him.
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