Classic self-awareness fail
Keir Starmer has failed to notice a barb from the right-wing Scotsman newspaper – and used it in a painful attempt to promote his unbelievable campaign message.
The paper quoted Starmer’s claim that he and new right-wing Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar will secure a recovery for Scotland – but used a Getty image of Starmer in front of a ‘keep left’ sign that first seems to have appeared in the hard right Daily Express.
The mockery of Starmer’s lurch to the right was unmissable, yet astonishingly Starmer seemed blind to it – and used it in his own tweet:
Worse still for Starmer, anyone clicking through to read the article will see him and Sarwar pour scorn on the idea of Scottish independence – a position that more than half of Scots now support according to the latest polling, with the SNP determined to push for a new referendum if the party performs as strongly in the elections as many expect:
At this election we will be prioritising unity over division. After everything we have been through across the entire UK, we can’t return to the old arguments.
Starmer, of course, recently opposed tax rises on the wealthy and corporations, despite the overwhelming popularity of the idea even among Tory voters. His ‘tin ear’ to the real feelings of voters is as deadly to his prospects as his faithless, helter-skelter rush to the right – and Scotland is about to become the archetypal example.
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