Just as I predicted (a couple of blogs ago). When Starmer said he would take full responsibility for losing Hartlepool, et al, all he meant to say was ‘I will carry on.’ Those of his team who have been interviewed in the aftermath of the defeat are trying to blame Corbyn—of course. One, Cardinal Richelieu (aka Peter Mandelson) went so far as to say the result was down to C & C—that is, covid and Corbyn. Obviously the good people of Hartlepool must have forgotten the brilliant legacies of their ennobled former MP. After a year as leader Starmer should have cut through by now, but the fact that he hasn’t is being blamed, lamely, on the fact that he hasn’t been able to meet voters personally or speak to live audiences. That just happens to be the case with all other politicians of course so doesn’t wash. So now, in his Dunkirk moment Starmer will be emboldened, will ‘reset’ the agenda and shift rightwards ever faster. As he’s a Bilderberg hobnobber I think we can see where it will all end up. Sadly the only thing he has any operational control over at the moment is the Labour Party, so this will even more be the focus of his efforts to be seen to be a man ‘who gets things done.’ God knows how he’ll generate decent headlines out of this, since he doesn’t have a Clause 4 to abolish or a Militant Tendency to expel. One thing he will do is leave Corbyn outside the Parliamentary Labour Party, which means that the former leader will not be allowed to stand in the next general election as a Labour candidate.
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