Liverpool wit again triumphs over spin, nails reasons Starmer’s party repels working-class voters
A tweet by the Liverpool Riverside left has provided the commentary of the day so far on the new local election results – a perfect antidote to the forced and fake cheer of the Labour right at an appalling set of losses and stagnation outside London.
When one so-called centrist crowed that Boris Johnson’s prime ministerial residence is now in a Labour local authority, Liverpool Riverside Left responded:
Residents of Labour-controlled Liverpool are now forced to pay to recycle organic waste after the mayor and council followed Keir Starmer’s orders to collaborate with Tory commissioners in imposing heavy cuts on a city already hammered by Tory austerity – and bin workers in Coventry who are striking for decent pay and conditions are facing the use of scab Labour by the city’s Labour-right-controlled council as it tries to break their strike at a far higher price than it would cost them to simply agree with the workers’ reasonable demands and settle the dispute, while Starmer sneers at them and their whole city.
Starmer and his rigged, arrogant, anti-democratic party are no less the enemies of working-class people than the Tories are – and the results in the local elections so far suggest that working-class people see through Starmer’s scam and are fully aware of that fact. And a typical piece of Scouse wit summarised the situation perfectly.
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