Unerring instinct for the wrong people yet again
Keir Starmer’s unerring instinct for cosying up to the wrong people has struck again. James Watt, CEO of beer giant Brewdog, has been accused by ‘more than fifteen employees’ speaking to the BBC’s Disclosure of ‘presiding over a toxic culture of fear’ and making women feel ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘powerless’. The programme was triggereed by a letter last year signed by more than 300 employees accusing Mr Watt.
So of course, Keir Starmer had gone to Brewdog for one of his notoriously awkward ‘pint untouched’ photo opportunities, praising the firm to the heavens in 2020 for making hand sanitiser.
Starmer has previously sidled up to British Gas, which abused its gas maintenance engineers in a ‘fire and rehire’ scandal, when he appeared in a jacket bearing the logo of Centrica, the British Gas parent company. And he appeared at food firm Kelloggs while Kelloggs workers were engaged in a bitter fight against the ‘offshoring’ of their jobs.
And Starmer’s instinct for palling up with the wrong people is not limited to companies. Blair sidekick Peter Mandelson remains a key Starmer handler, despite his connections with Jeffrey Epstein and the recent conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell for abetting the serial child abuser, and has not been suspended while those connections are examined.
With instincts like that, Starmer has no business being in the Labour party – let alone (at least in title) leading it.
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