The BBC has produced a transparent, Laura Kuenssberg-fronted ‘snow-job’ to try to persuade viewers – despite his utterly disastrous performance that has dragged Labour far lower than 2019 general election – that Keir Starmer is not really to blame and that it’s still all that nasty Jeremy Corbyn’s fault, even though it’s more than a year and a half since he stepped down.
Starmer managed to lose Hartlepool – held solidly by Labour in 2019 and lost, according to polling, because of Starmer personally – and scraped through by 323 votes in Batley and Spen, down from 2019’s majority of more than 3,500. He’s also shown Labour’s worst-ever by-election result, doing far worse than in the same seat in 2019 – and has lost a string of council seats to disastrous swings to the Tories while even the bland and tainted LibDems have managed to take ground from Boris Johnson’s party.
But the BBC, it seems, is really keen for viewers to blame old Jez. So keen, that despite claiming the ‘former Labour voters’ it interviewed for its propaganda piece had been ‘independently’ selected, it managed to include a former Tory candidate, who told ‘Can I call you Sir Keir’ that he needed to get rid of the left from the party in order to succeed:
Here’s the BBC’s claim the candidates were independently selected:
Gosh, what bad, bad luck to independently select a Tory candidate.
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