Spineless Keir Starmer’s terror of actually standing for anything has yet again allowed Boris Johnson and his right-wing Tory horrors to outflank him on the left.
This time, Starmer’s desperation not to back the unions in their call for a £15-an-hour minimum wage to recognise the real value of workers efforts has – as Skwawkbox warned – allowed Johnson to go around him and present himself, dishonest as ever, to the public as the ally of working people.
‘Bozo’ is now said to be planning a ‘significant’ rise in the minimum wage. It won’t be what is needed to provide a genuine living wage, of course, but it will be pitched to just enough above Starmer’s feeble ‘£10 an hour by some unknown future point’ to allow for a lot of spin and ‘msm’ stenography – and to make Starmer look like a timid Establishment marionette.
Which is not hard, of course, because that’s exactly what he is.
After continual crises Johnson and co are wide open for a take-down and looking increasingly shaky, with even ‘mainstream’ journalists now feeling emboldened to expose them. Instead, Starmer has gifted them another populist opportunity.
Starmer’s betrayal of his leadership campaign promises and his eagerness to get into bed with Murdoch show that he lacks principle. His terror of actually opposing, of making and winning an argument, shows he also lacks a spine.
And by the looks of it, it’s in Johnson’s pocket and he’s laughing all the way to the polls.
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