Starmer proposes ‘recovery bond’ that shores up Tory austerity lie and would make corporations even wealthier. Trickett lists ideas that would actually improve the country
Backbench Labour MP Jon Trickett – who has been outspoken in his criticisms of Keir Starmer’s dire performance and conduct as Labour leader – has blasted Starmer’s dreary and unimaginative ‘policy’ speech today, with ten points of actual policies that would make life better for the vast majority of people in this country.
The best Starmer could come up with, as he tried dully to climb up the rear end of big business, was a ‘recovery bond’ to ‘allow’ the country to afford a post-COVID recovery. This was a clear reinforcement of the austerity lie and patent nonsense in a country that has plenty of cash, just badly distributed.
Trickett made his opinion of Starmer’s visionless speech and its failure to tackle the real issues this country faces very plain:
But he didn’t stop there, tweeting his own ten-point plan for a real recovery:
Investment, growth, the restoration of a real National Health Service and concrete financial assistance for those hit hardest by the pandemic – combined with curbs on the power of huge corporations, taxes on those who can easily afford it and a ban on the tactics many are now using to enrich themselves further at the expense of workers.
It’s not rocket science – Keir Starmer has no excuse for failing to come up with a similar plan – but it is inspirational. And it does address the real problems of inequality, exploitation and cronyism that have blighted this country under Tory rule.
Keir Starmer is not fit for the position he now occupies – and his supposed ‘big’ speech today, of which many said the highlight was when Labour’s own live feed of it crashed, does nothing but confirm that.
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