Claim takes seconds to disprove as desperation shows
The Labour right continue to delude themselves – or try to delude others – that Keir Starmer is not toxic with the public, despite evidence that the more voters see of him the less they like.
One amusing example took place last night when Tom Canham shared a photo of a sparse gathering in Bristol and claimed – ‘whisper it’ – that more people had turned up to listen to Keir Starmer ‘than when Corbyn came to town’.
Canham was rightly mocked – a 3-second Google search was all that is needed to show the claim for what it is:
The wilful delusion of the Labour right may be driven by driven by a recent Channel 4 poll that shows – as if it were in doubt – that Keir Starmer is the one of the biggest reasons people think they won’t vote Labour:
Labour may still have a poll lead because of the collapse of the Tories, but that lead is itself collapsing as voters compare Starmer unfavourably even with the staggeringly bad Rishi Sunak. Perhaps behaving like ostriches is the only way for centrists to cope.
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