The latest poll by new polling company People Polling has generated a ‘word cloud’ of characteristics people associate with Labour leader Keir Starmer – and it makes the worst possible reading for the supposed ‘son of a toolmaker’ on his 60th birthday.
Word clouds show a cluster of words given in response to a poll, with the words that appear most often shown biggest and nearest the centre of the cloud. And for Starmer the biggest and most central words are overwhelmingly negative to abysmal: ‘weak’, ‘useless’, ‘idiot’, ‘liar’, t**t, ‘untrustworthy ‘, ‘boring’, ‘bland’, ‘smarmy’, ‘dull’ and similar jump out, with words such as ‘ineffectual’, ‘meh’, ‘bad’, ‘hindsight’, ‘indecisive’, ‘uninispiring’, ‘w****r’, ‘traitor’, ‘ineffective’, ‘loser’ and others like them also prominent:
Worse still for the former DPP (in case you hadn’t heard), the same polling company recently put him well ahead of the leaderless Tories (which took more time to appear than you’d typically expect), so they can’t be dismissed as simply unfriendly – but the new result strongly suggests that this lead is like morning mist that will evaporate as soon as the Tories have one horror or another in charge: horrors and fools they are, but they at least have some kind of personality.
Happy birthday, Sir Keith.
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