Wednesday 29 September 2021
Simple But Powerful Words
So, Keir Starmer, precisely which policy in the 2017 or 2019 Labour manifesto, both of which were fully costed, rendered it "not a serious plan for government"? Which policy, exactly? And why, exactly?
Be careful not to pick one that the Conservative Government was already implementing, rather than one that it was going to implement eventually. In 2019, although not in 2017, there was one that the Conservative Government will never implement. The one that caused that General Election to be held at all.
It had not been due until the spring of 2022, when it had been expected to lead to another hung Parliament, perhaps even with Labour as the largest party. After all, despite the antics of the saboteurs on its own staff, Labour in 2017 had taken 40 per cent of the vote, and had experienced its only net gain in seats since 1997.
But you, Starmer, unilaterally announced the second EU referendum that Jeremy Corbyn had defeated by defeating Owen Smith, it is true that Corbyn then culpably failed to sack him, Boris Johnson saw the obvious opportunity, and the rest is history.