Delusional and empty – Starmer’s drab outfit tries to disguise non-opposition and lack of vision as positivity
Keir Starmer’s Labour has ‘jumped the shark’ (not for the first time) – a term in the film industry for when a movie or series becomes so short of ideas that its plot lines become ridiculous.
In an article by a Huffington Post article journalist not exactly known for his hostility to the Labour right, unnamed Labour sources have claimed that Keir Starmer’s approach – and his planned conference speech in November – is all about positivity, because:
Corybn’s [sic] Labour was relentlessly negative
Of course, the Labour right – with the help of their fellow-travellers in the so-called ‘mainstream media – has been relentlessly rewriting history since Jeremy Corbyn stepped down as Labour leader, by pretending that the 2017 Corbyn surge never happened and that the 2019 result wasn’t as a result of sabotage-by-referendum, but to go as far as making out that the massive cheering crowds, rallies, festivals and football stadiums chanting ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ simply never existed is nonsensical.
The long Huffington Post piece – like the imaginary popularity Starmer’s team seems to think he can project – is so batty it’s almost a work of art. It even quotes another unnamed insider claiming that there has been no ‘positivity’ in Labour for ‘a very long time’:
We haven’t owned optimism for a very long time and if we don’t we’re in trouble.
Of course, if they were talking exclusively about the Labour right they would be entirely correct – and the latest manifestation of a mini-me Blairmer shows no prospect of changing the last decade of drab, Tory-not-so-lite abstentionist nonsense that they’ve tried to pass off as vision and electability.
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