Tories stay unchanged while other parties fall. Starmer switching off voters even as country implodes under Johnson
Despite the desperate spin of his place-people and media allies last night and this morning, Labour’s polling has fallen after Keir Starmer’s policy- and vision-free conference speech yesterday – despite bussing in supporters and intimidating dissenters with armed police to create an illusion of popularity – down a point and now eight points behind the Tories. A far cry from the ‘twenty points ahead’ we were guaranteed with ‘anyone but Corbyn’:
The Tories have stood still, despite a disastrous and entirely avoidable fuel crisis, the ongoing pandemic slaughter, the NHS crisis, rising taxes and a host of the usual Johnson-driven fiascos, but the only party to gain – just one point – is the former UKIP, Reform UK.
Keir Starmer’s speech, supposedly his make-or-break moment, is driving voters away to, well, to not voting at all. Such is the visionless and focus-grouped dreariness he delivered – and just as importantly the lack of political substance of the man himself.
Just as in Hartlepool and Batley and Spen, the more voters see of Starmer the less likely they are to vote Labour – and as a video of voters shot yesterday in swing constituency Bassetlaw showed, when they are aware of him at all they are switched off – and many pine for his predecessor:
Rightly, no amount of spin can hide the sheer vacuum of neo-Labour’s ‘leader’.
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