If Corbyn’s local mayor had defected, we’d see a week of MSM ‘aneurysms’ and rolling coverage
The deputy mayor of Camden, the borough in which Keir Starmer’s parliamentary seat lies, has defected to the Green party, citing Starmer’s lack of ‘coherent vision’ and the fact that Labour no longer aligns with her “core values of social justice, equality, and environmentalism”, according to the Camden New Journal. Former Green party leader Sian Berry is a councillor in the same borough.
But while the defection has stirred the local press, the national media has so far been almost silent – a Google search for news of the defection shows only a brief mention on the BBC News website, though not channel.
As Novara Media’s Aaron Bastani observed, the double standard is towering compared to the feeding frenzy that would have taken place if Jeremy Corbyn’s local equivalent had defected:
But not just during Corbyn’s leadership of Labour. If that happened *now*, there’d be columns, editorials and televised discussions of why it was a symptom of ‘long Corbyn’ rather than Starmer’s fault.
Keir Starmer has had the easiest ride imaginable for a Labour leader from the press and broadcast media – yet still languishes as much as thirteen points behind the murderous buffoon who occupies Downing Street when he’s not swanning off on holiday in the middle of a national crisis.
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