Part of hall kept closed, day visitors bussed in to create illusion of support – and Starmer STILL can’t fill what’s left
The Brighton conference venue for Starmer’s speech has many empty seats for Keir Starmer’s speech – even though the party shut down a large part of the conference hall to force people into closer proximity (in the middle of a pandemic) to create an illusion of a bigger audience.
In addition, Labour appears to have bussed in day visitors to pad out the crowd, with those delegates who steeled themselves to stay and sit through Starmer’s attempt to fake sincerity reporting that the delegates they got to know sitting around them during the rest of the event have gone and been replaced by people with a day visitor badge.
And still those empty seats. Under his predecessor, queues stretched around the building and Corbyn’s speech had to be broadcast outside and in overflow venues to meet the demand.
Starmer can’t fake popularity any more than he can fake sincerity.
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