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Video: Starmer uses TUC speech to tell billionaires ‘Don’t worry, I’ll keep cutting’

Starmer promises continued austerity during speech to unions representing exploited workers

Multi-millionaire Keir Starmer’s speech to the TUC today was marked by a bizarre claim that his own sister is a care worker doing 14-hour days and struggling every week – Yes, every week’ – to ‘make ends meet’.

But it also contained a shameless and hardly-disguised shout-out to billionaires and corporations to tell them not to worry, Starmer and his party are no threat to their interests:

The message has already been thoroughly flagged by various comments from Starmer and his drones, but today he put the icing on the cake.

Jeremy Corbyn already won the argument on austerity, with even Tory voters supporting ideas of renationalisation, investment and the reconstruction of our social safety net – and was defeated only because of the Brexit betrayal of Starmer and his allies and sabotage by right-wing Labour staff.

Now Keir Starmer is frantically trying to unwin that argument and assure the obscenely rich and those exploiting us that they needn’t fight against him getting into Downing Street – because he has every intention of maintaining business as usual, no matter the cost or hardship to the many.

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