Keir Starmer finally broke type today and supported a union and its members – then snapped straight back to his habitual form by deleting it.
The Labour leader has a sorry record as Labour when it comes to unions, most disgracefully when he and Kate Green opposed teaching unions on face masks in classrooms.
But today, Starmer actually tweeted support for Unite and its members fighting yet another ‘fire and rehire’ scandal, as Heathrow Airport tries to drive down workers’ terms and conditions:
Not only that, but he actually mentioned a policy when he said he wanted to ban the practice.
But sadly it couldn’t last. Within a short time – no doubt after his panicked handlers scrambled to take over his keyboard, or perhaps he remembered that Labour’s in the process of sacking 12 community organisers in the middle of the pandemic because they might be Corbyn supporters – the tweet was deleted:
Back to business as usual at Starmer Central.
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