Presumably voters flocked to the independent candidate because that was a better bet than Labour…
When Labour performed catastrophically in the recent North Shropshire parliamentary by-election, Keir Starmer’s apologists tried to claim that the seat had been ‘unwinnable’. Nobody bothered to tell the LibDems, who destroyed a huge Tory majority to win the seat.
So the starmerites switched to claiming that Labour’s worst performance since the seat was created was in fact a victory for Starmer and his (non-)politics, because people had ‘voted tactically’ to give the LibDs the win because they were best placed to defeat the Tories, even though Labour had always been the seond-placrd party in recent elections there and the LibDems a distant third. People didn’t vote Labour – but it was because they love Keir, supposedly.
So presumably yesterday’s result in the Bramsgore and Burley by-election was another show of love for the beige knight – and the people votes for the independent candidate because they’re so enamoured of what passed for his ‘leadership’:
While the chaotic Boris Johnson’s Tories got hammered and lost more than fifty points, Starmer’s Labour lost 23.5 against Johnson’s unravelling disaster. The Greens gained 33 points, showing locals’ appetite for the more radical policies Starmer is pathologically unwilling to offer.
What next – voting for the EDL because Starmer’s collusion with the Tories’anti-immigrstion rhetoric is so popular?
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