Keir Starmer hasn’t proved the Labour Party has changed - in fact, it’s more retrograde than ever.
Keir Starmer was thrown out of a pub on Monday. The incident happened during the Labour leader’s visit to Bath where pub landlord Rod Humphris tussled with security, muttered Barbara Windsor’s iconic catchphrase “get out of my pub” and claimed Starmer had failed the nation.
Of course, Humphris is an idiot. He believes there should never have been a lockdown or restrictions and that the whole pandemic is a hoax. He’s entitled to his views, but Starmer made the effort to say they were “disagreeable” to say the least. But this aggressive gesture to throw the Leader of the Opposition out of a pub suggests Labour have truly lost touch with the common people.
Pub landlord Humphris claimed to be a “life-long Labour voter”, but said Starmer had failed to do the acceptable job of the opposition. What does that tell you about the Labour leader’s public image?
I was willing to give Starmer the benefit of the doubt. He’s certainly the most electable Labour leader in years, but he’s dragged down by a party utterly skewed to the Left and unable to see any other point of view. It’s a shame, to be honest, that he’s suffering the price paid for the ranty, one-sided efforts of newly-elected ultra-Leftists to bring the party down to a new low.
They are the reason Labour suffered its worst defeat at the 2019 Election since 1935. And now, with Keir kicked out of a pub, there is some proof that the party has lost the touch of the public. They wanted answers and Labour has not given them them. It bodes badly for the May elections...
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