‘Stop simpering and do your job’, Labour’s ‘leader’ told
Keir Starmer has been shredded on social media for his over the top, ‘simpering’ response to the convenient news that Carrie Johnson has had a baby girl. Starmer went further than the basic congratulations that might be considered obligatory, wishing Johnson and his family ‘health and happiness’:
Starmer put out his tweet within less than quarter of an hour after the news broke, despite the obvious PR value of a birth observers are speculating was induced early for exactly that purpose – a stark contrast with his slowness to respond on matters of far greater importance, including a complete non-response to vile anti-Muslim racism directed at women MPs in his own party.
And his response drew huge flak from people who wanted to know why he was so quick to suck up and unable to muster any actual opposition. And the number of actual retweets of Starmer’s message was dwarfed by the number of outraged quote tweets attacking Starmer and pouring scorn on his failure to oppose:
The quote tweets were almost uniformly withering:
Barely an hour old, the number of furious quote tweets and responses continues to rocket while supportive shares of his tweet crawl snail-like, although it would be no surprise to see paid ‘sockpuppet’ accounts try to redress that balance before too long.
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