No wonder Westminster elite despised by working class
Keir Starmer has come under fire from unions and working-class people today after sneering at the idea that ‘an industrial dispute in Coventry‘ should have any relevance for or impact on relations between the Labour party and unions.
Bin workers in Coventry, like those in Birmingham before them, are fighting an attack on their jobs, pay and conditions by a ‘Labour’-run council – and Coventry council has gone as far as hiring scab contractors to replace the bin workers in an attempt to break the strike.
Starmer was talking to a TV interviewer and clearly falling over himself in an attempt to avoid saying anything that suggests he might put the interests of working people ahead of the elites when he expressed scorn and disbelief (at the 25-second mark) at the idea that a working-class fight in a West Midlands city was important enough to affect how the high and mighty conduct themselves:
Coventry residents and people all over the country with the interests of ordinary people at heart were disgusted. One resident of the city said,
Wow, he’s just laughed right in the face of workers and the people of Coventry.
Sneering at Coventry I see… @Keir_Starmer – are the people beneath you?
The utter contempt of when he sniggers about Coventry as if it’s too insignificant for him to care about, ‘not in London, don’t care!’ Think Labour might do worse under Starmer than Corbyn in 2019, he’s actually a trainwreck.
Social media has teemed with disgust and condemnation, encapsulated by a tweet from the left-wing @ToryFibs Twitter account:
Starmer has form for showing contempt for the values and priorities of people in working-class cities. Last year, he not only wrote for the hated Murdoch S*n, to the horror and outrage of the people of Liverpool and elsewhere after that rag’s decades-long smears against Hillsborough victims, but then reacted to their anger by saying he’d do it again and suspending or expelling those who protested.
And only two weeks ago the blancmange knight of the realm caused equal affront to the families of victims of the Bloody Sunday massacre when he claimed the state killings of unarmed protesters ‘unfolded’, as if it were some kind of unavoidable natural disaster rather than intentional murder.
But this is not a London issue, it’s a class issue. Starmer is part of the Establishment and the Establishment is at war with the millions in this country not born with a silver spoon in their mouth or part of the corporate network that exploits ordinary people everywhere. Working-class people in London are despised just as much as their brothers and sisters in the regions and nations.
With Starmer running Labour, this country is cursed two Tory parties divided only by the colour of their rosette – and in many ways, the current incumbents wearing red are to the right of those wearing blue, even though the blues are the most corrupt and totalitarian Tory government in modern history.
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