‘Opposition leader’ benefited from Tory legislation enacted specifically to benefit him
‘Labour’ ‘leader’ Keir Starmer has rightly been attacked for his closeness to the Establishment and the British security state, which has seen him mount no meaningful opposition to the Tories while colluding on repressive legislation such as the ‘spycops’ law to give undercover police and spies immunity from prosecution when they commit any crime, and lining up with Tory PMs to attack, among others, the Black Lives Matter movement and Extinction Rebellion.
Starmer has also been criticised for his opportunism in criticising the Tories for their recent changes to pension tax law, when he was the beneficiary of a scheme to increase his own tax-free pension allowance.
But this was not just a scheme. The Tory government of 2013 enacted a whole new law to provide Starmer with a bigger pension when he was Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
As DPP, Starmer infamously promised the US state that autistic hacker Gary McKinnon would be extradited to face lifetimes of imprisonment and flew to the US to grovel when Theresa May killed the extradition. On his watch, at the very least – Starmer has allowed mouthpieces to deny his direct involvement and the paperwork has conveniently been destroyed – the case serial sex criminal Jimmy Savile was not pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service.
And after breaking every promise he made in order to con Labour members into voting for him as leader, he mounted a purge of the left to try to ensure the privileges of the Establishment would never again be threatened by a Labour party that actually represents the people and the real change they need – while also voting for or abstaining on various attacks on our civil liberties that have put the UK on a par with Burkina Faso for democracy and freedom. Despite regularly trying ad nauseam to gain mileage out of his ‘human rights lawyer’ background, Starmer has also kept entirely silent on the manifestly unjust and political imprisonment of journalist Julian Assage, whom the Establishment intends to send to the US despite the complete collapse of the US government against him when their main witness admitted he had been lying all along.
Now he’s making a show of attacking the Tories on pensions while his spokespeople refuse to say whether Labour would actually change the new law if they get into government.
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