Or is it somewhere a lot darker..?
Keir Starmer and his front bench have outraged Labour supporters by saying that they will oppose Rishi Sunak’s plan to increase tax on companies and wealthy individuals that have made a fortune during the pandemic – and at the same time, the Labour hierarchy is threatening councillors with severe disciplinary action if they oppose Tory cuts to local government budgets.
Starmer’s opposition to tax rises – almost the only time in his leadership that he’s actually opposed anything – puts him alongside the hard right of the Tory party. His supporters claim that’s because it’s not the time tax rises don’t fit the ‘public mood’ – and because he needs to pursue Tory voters.
Well, the public – including Tory voters – seems to drastically disagree with him about what its mood is – with more than two thirds saying they agree with tax rises right the hell now:
Maybe it’s not just his finger he’s got somewhere dark.
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