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Sun correspondent… October 4, 2021

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One has to wonder about Keir Starmer. One really does. The latest news?

Keir Starmer has provoked outrage among Labour MPs representing Merseyside after he wrote an opinion piece for the Sun.

The Labour leader used an article in the newspaper to try to turn focus back on the government by laying the blame for food and petrol shortages on ministers. But he sparked ire from those who observe a boycott of the Sun over its role in smearing victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Frontbench Labour MPs were among those to challenge Starmer, who said during a speech in Liverpool last January during the leadership election: “This city has been wounded by the media – the Sun … I certainly won’t be giving an interview to the Sun during the course of this campaign.”

The problem for Starmer is, as noted here before, this is the sort of thing that has resonances far beyond what appears to be the very limited area of competence that he and those around him exhibit. It genuinely isn’t rocket science to appreciate the specific issues with regard to the Sun in Liverpool.

But if they’re getting that basic stuff wrong…

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1. muir - October 4, 2021

You really have to wonder who he’s working for at this stage.

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LMS - October 4, 2021

Indeed – he is a gift to the Tories. Labour should be crushing them in the polls atm with the fuel shortages etc. and here is Starmer alienating voters by writing in the Sun. It’s such rank and flagrant incompetence that you really would wonder about his loyalties…

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WorldbyStorm - October 4, 2021

It doesn’t even have to take conspiracy – though I can see how that fits some of this – but simply the privilege of some in politics which allows them to either ignore, be unaware or indifferent to all this. Starmer is probably convinced in his head that he’s on a mission, and that that mission is its own justification. Well, it isn’t.

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LMS - October 4, 2021

I actually agree with you WBS, though I do like to indulge my conspiratorial side sometimes 🙂
However, when the outcome is the same, does it really matter whether or not it’s a conspiracy?

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WorldbyStorm - October 4, 2021

Hey that’s my line about capitalism! In the sense that all the conspiracy stuff doesn’t come close to engaging with how capitalism functions as a conspiracy in plain sight. 🙂

Same with Starmer. He seems convinced there’s a ‘grown-up’ politics where you take a swing at your party’s supporters to prove how tough you are, cosy up to the establishment to prove how realistic you are, etcetera etcetera. As you say how could one tell the difference?

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benmadigan - October 4, 2021

Sir Keir, unlike his famous namesake but like any common or garden Unionist, opposes Irish reunification, Scottish independence and holding IndyRef2.

He’s the only MP out of over 600 to be a member of the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission, founded in the early 1970s to promote a “special relationship” between Canada, US, Japan and Western Europe and has since expanded to include other countries.

Interestingly, the Trilateral Commission’s bylaws deny membership to public officials.

Wonder why?

Here’s what Noam Chomsky has to say about the trilateral Commission

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilateral_Commission

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2. Kevin - October 4, 2021

Any leaders of Irish political parties write for the ‘Oirish’ Sun?
Starmer probably thinks alienating Liverpool labour voters won’t matter- they have nowhere else to go. But lots of labour voters eleswhere read the Sun and presumbly he thinks he can reach them. .

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Aonrud ⚘ - October 4, 2021

I’m not sure he’s trying to reach voters with this. Or at the very least, it’s a handy side-effect for him that he’s demonstrating to Murdoch that he’s house-trained. Like a certain predecessor…

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Wes Ferry - October 4, 2021

Perhaps Starmer doesn’t give a fig about lefty Labour voters. As Kevin says above: they have nowhere else to go (apart from stay home).

Sir Keir Starmer’s clique is likely more concerned about playing to Brexit-supporting former ‘Red Wall’ Labour voters and winning the endorsement of the Murdoch/BBC media as being the preferred face of Labour after the scary popularity of Corbynism.

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WorldbyStorm - October 4, 2021

This is an interesting piece on how the supposed ex-LP voters are not quite what they’re supposed to be.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/09/labour-red-wall-working-class-brexit-conservatives

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Wes Ferry - October 4, 2021

Interesting analysis on the so-called ‘Red Wall’.

Of course, Starmer and his cronies want to be loved beyond the north of England (except maybe the north of Ireland and the whole of Scotland).

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