Even mealy-mouthed cross-party letter requesting debate on Johnson’s ‘failure to be honest’ is too much opposition for Labour leader
Keir Starmer has refused to sign a cross-party letter to Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle asking him to allow a debate on Boris Johnson’s ‘failure to be honest’. Six other opposition parties have put their names to the letter, which expresses their ‘deep concern’ at Johnson’s ‘failure to be truthful’.
His excuse? A Labour spokesperson said Labour doesn’t normally back initiatives started by other parties.
Well, we’re not in ‘normal’ right now. The Tories have made a habit of lying and have done so increasingly over more than a decade now, with Johnson the pinnacle – or pit, depending which way you prefer it – and just his ‘following the science’ lies have cost the lives of 150,000 and more people in just the past twelve and a half months.
Even the letter’s mealy-mouthed phrasing is too much opposition for the so-called ‘leader of the opposition. ‘Failure to be honest’ is about as chickensh*t as you can get when it comes to denouncing the outright dishonesty the Tories have used again and again. Think ‘throwing a protective ring‘ around care homes and claiming they would never knowingly send old folk with the virus into care homes when their exact official policy was to put known-infected patients into care homes – costing thousands of lives so Johnson and Hancock could boast about keeping NHS hospital beds vacant.
This is the same Starmer who just used a union-jack-branded chartered jet – from British Airways, who just lost an attempt to impose ‘fire and rehire’ to drive down worker’s wages and terms – to fly to Scotland. He’s not afraid of insulting more than half the people of Scotland, disrespecting the environment or taking the p*ss out of the rest of us, but it seems he’s terrified of opposing Johnson or upsetting those who support Johnson despite his lies and social murder, when Labour would be obliterating the Tories in polling had he stood up and done his job of showing the public what Johnson and co are really doing.
Instead it’s Labour getting obliterated. Spineless coward – and electoral idiot, too.
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