Hapless Tory leadership candidate channelling Thatcher and obsessed with cheese has almost eradicated Keir Starmer’s lead over abysmal Johnson as party’s lead falls too
Keir Starmer’s already-poor standing with voters has fallen dramatically after the emergence of Liz Truss as the challenged challenger most likely to be inserted by Conservative party members as the next prime minister.
Truss is infamous for a string of cringe-inducingly bad media interviews – and of course for one of the most comically-painful conference speeches in history, one that left even fellow Tories bemused:
Yet even a Truss-led Tory party is enough to cause Starmer to cause Starmer’s ranking collapsing, with a fall of nine points in just the last two weeks and Labour’s polling falling to only three ahead of the Tories – an appalling performance mid-parliament against any Tory government, let alone one run by a set of liars, clowns and lying clowns like the one currently in its death-throes:
Truss has also been criticised for channelling Margaret Thatcher during her campaign to persuade Tories to pick her – in one case ludicrously wearing an exact copy of a notorious Thatcher outfit. While this might appeal to the Tory brain, imitating the Milk-Snatcher should guarantee the revulsion of huge parts of the country blighted by Thatcher’s policies and her war on working and vulnerable people alike. Yet Starmer’s thin lead over Johnson is falling apart, despite the easy ride he receives from the media.
The news led the left’s satirical genius ‘The Agitator’ to tweet a biting reference to the Labour right’s claims that under any other leader than Jeremy Corbyn – who unlike Starmer faced an unprecedented tsunami of media smears – Labour ‘would be twenty points ahead’:
It seems the public sees through Starmer’s Tony Blair tribute act, even compared to Truss’s Thatcher one.
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