Keir Starmer has been sending round the begging bowl again, as Labour’s finances continue to fall apart and the party faces bankruptcy because of the precedent set by Starmer’s legal capitulation to right-wing former staff – and he’s now reduced to channelling the hapless Owen Smith.
Smith’s humiliating 2016 challenge to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership saw the centrist challenger become an unfortunate meme when he had to offer free ice creams to try to draw a crowd during a campaign stop in Liverpool – and still couldn’t muster more than a few.
And Starmer went there today in an email trying to tempt members to part with their cash, not on the promise of change and a vision of a better country as it was meant to be – but with a chance to win money and thoughts of ice cream vans and seaside holidays:
The usual summer holidays may be on hold for now, but we’re making the most of everything our UK great outdoors has to offer.
We all deserve a break after what’s been a tough year, so how would you fancy an extra £5,000 in your bank account to see out your British summer in style?
For £2 a ticket, or for free, you can take part in the Labour Party Summer Raffle and be in with a chance of winning one of three prizes up for grabs!
And in the spirit of the Great British summer, we’re also offering 10 of our early entrants a picnic basket bonus prize. Make sure you get your tickets before 9 July to be in with a chance!
Enter the Summer Raffle!
The top prize is £5,000, just think of the 99s you could buy with that! Or something a little different perhaps, our second prize is a two night city break for two in the UK, with a third prize of £250.
All proceeds go directly to our election funds too, so you have the added bonus of supporting Labour’s campaigns to fight for the positive change we can bring in power.
Thank you, and good luck!
It was another sign of the embarrassment that a so-recently great party has become in such a short time since Starmer because it’s titular, if not actual, leader.
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