Keir Starmer still has much more to do to show he understands where Labour went wrong

Keir Starmer still has much more to do to show he understands where Labour went wrong

Steer for Keir

TODAY is huge for Keir Starmer.

A golden chance to show Sun readers what he might do for them as Prime Minister. The omens, though, are not great.

Keir Starmer still has much more to do to show he understands where Labour went wrong

Sir Keir Starmer still has to do much more to show he understands where Labour, where he, went wrong Credit: Getty

Labour’s leader has already set out his stall, of course, in a vague and sleep- inducing 11,500-word mission statement read only by those paid to do so.

The glaring omission was any humility for his own efforts to overturn the result of the Brexit referendum and install the hated Marxist Corbyn in power.

Today Starmer can start to put some of that right. It shouldn’t be hard.

Labour was meant for the sort of working-class ­people who read The Sun.

But the party has become so middle-class, so woke, so in hock to rabidly hard-Left fantasists that many within it sneer at both us and our readers.

Which is why Labour has been so irrelevant for the past decade.

Why it has lost millions of voters who once wouldn’t have dreamed of backing anyone else.

Starmer, in fairness, has worked hard to rid his party of the shameful stain of anti-Semitism.

The hard-Left fanatics who infested the party under Corbyn are being marginalised, though they won’t go without the bitterest of fights.

But Starmer still has to do much more to show he understands where Labour, where he, went wrong.

He needs a policy programme that reconnects his party with our readers.

That expresses pride in Britain and optimism for the future.

Yesterday’s pledge to put more police on the beat is promising.

The Tories have lost their way on law and order.

Yet, behind that announcement, much of the Labour Party detests such crime prevention strategies, gripped as they are by a juvenile view of cops as oppressors.

Meanwhile, as if to defy the Leave voters who ditched Labour, its Brighton conference has embraced John Bercow, the ex-Speaker disgraced by his efforts to stop Brexit.

There he is, calling people “comrade” and shouting “Order” like some decrepit music hall turn.

Starmer will try to convince us today that Labour has changed.

We’re not sure enough of his members and MPs have read the memo.

Fuel racket

PROFITEERING from drivers miserably stuck in petrol panic jams is repugnant.

Many need fuel to get to work.

Keir Starmer still has much more to do to show he understands where Labour went wrong

Profiteering from drivers miserably stuck in petrol panic jams is repugnant Credit: Rex

Some forecourts are ramping prices to unconscionable levels even as they sit queuing.

Five years ago The Sun urged the Government to establish Pumpwatch, a proposed Ofgem-style body to ensure motorists are treated fairly on fuel.

Its time has surely come.

Flaming fools

WOKE fireworks organisers certainly know how to put the dull in Dulwich.

A Guy Fawkes night with a TV instead of a bonfire . . . and no sparklers!

Keir Starmer still has much more to do to show he understands where Labour went wrong

Woke firework display organisers have axed the Guy Fawkes bonfire at Dulwich Sports Club— and replaced it with a giant telly showing a blaze

They’ve lost the gunpowder plot.

Senior Labour MP quits shadow cabinet and launches furious attack on Keir Starmer for ‘breaking promises’

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Opinion: Amit Shah's Kashmir Visit Had Two Messages—One for Kashmiris, the Other for Pakistan

© Provided by News18 Opinion: Amit Shah’s Kashmir Visit Had Two Messages—One for Kashmiris, the Other for Pakistan Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs (MHA), made his maiden visit ... Read more »

Raqesh Bapat shares mushy photo with Shamita Shetty, her sister Shilpa Shetty reacts!

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Bigg Boss OTT contestant Raqesh Bapat is missing his fellow contestant and ladylove Shamita Shetty. The two grew fond of each other on ... Read more »

Three dead, two injured after truck rams into group of women farmers in Haryana

© Provided by Firstpost Three dead, two injured after truck rams into group of women farmers in Haryana Bahadurgarh: Three women farmers were killed and two others injured after a ... Read more »

4 Tips On How To Deal With Holiday Anxiety And Hold It Together

© Provided by MensXP In an ideal world, holidays would mean joy. They would mean eating good food, catching up with friends and relatives, going out, dressing up, enjoying days ... Read more »

U.S. Treasury's Yellen sets ambitious Europe agenda: taxes, pandemics, climate

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen answers questions during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing By David Lawder and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON/ROME (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will ... Read more »

UK boat detained by France amid fishing rights row

A British trawler has been seized by France and another has been given a verbal warning, amid an escalating row over post-Brexit fishing rights. © Getty Images The row began ... Read more »

Fmr. ESPN reporter devested to lose job over vaccine mandate: 'There were a lot of tears shed'

Allison Williams says she had no choice but to leave her job after company’s mandate on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Read more »

When is Black Friday 2021 and when do the early deals start?

We’re bringing you all the latest information on the year’s biggest shopping bonanza (iStock/The Independent) The countdown to the Black Friday 2021 sales is on: while it might seem like ... Read more »

Republican senators pass bills to ban mask & vaccine mandates for Michigan students

The debate over mask and vaccine mandates for Michigan public schools is raging on. It’s an issue that has divided communities across the state, and now, the State Senate is ... Read more »

France detains British trawler during fishing rights row

© PA Media (file photo) – PA Media France has seized a British trawler fishing in its territorial waters without a licence and issued a verbal warning to a second ... Read more »

Volkswagen cuts deliveries outlook as chip crisis bites

© Reuters/ALY SONG FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is seen as it launches its ID.6 and ID.6 CROZZ SUV at a world premiere ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show, in ... Read more »

Vaccinations for minors to begin Nov 3 in NCR, Nov 5 rest of PH

THE rollout of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccinations for minors aged 12-17 will begin on November 3 in the National Capital Region (NCR), and on November 5, according to an ... Read more »

Chelsea, Liverpool become League Cup favorites after Manchester City's shock elimination

© Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images For the first time in five seasons, the League Cup will have a new winner, after Manchester City’s shock elimination last night at the ... Read more »

Dank Sonderfaktoren: Swisscom steigert Umsatz und Gewinn

Die Swisscom hat in den ersten neun Monaten mehr umgesetzt und verdient. Sonderfaktoren trieben den Gewinn unter dem Strich nach oben. © Bereitgestellt von Blick Die Swisscom hat von Januar ... Read more »

NRW: Razzia gegen Islamistenzelle aus dem Großraum Aachen

Sie sollen mit Äxten und Messern für Anschläge trainiert haben: Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen durchsuchen Ermittler in Nordrhein-Westfalen die Wohnungen mutmaßlicher Anhänger der Terrormiliz »Islamischer Staat«. © Kai Uwe Hagemann / picture alliance ... Read more »

Industrie drosselt Produktion, Preiserhöhungen unumgänglich: Ems-Chefin Martullo warnt vor Störungen in Lieferketten

Der Schweizer Zulieferer Ems ist weiter in Hochform. Der Umsatz in den ersten neun Monaten des Jahres ist kräftig gewachsen. Doch Sorgen bereiten die globalen Lieferengpässe. © keystone-sda.ch Ems-Chefin Martullo ... Read more »

Astros will be Yankees' problem — even if they don't keep Carlos Correa

HOUSTON — The Astros should re-sign Carlos Correa. If they don’t, though, it’s hard to see that serving as a Get Out of (No World Series) Jail Free card for ... Read more »

Best wireless earbuds in Australia: the top Bluetooth buds for 2021

Bluetooth audio has come a long way in recent years, and the popularity of wireless headphones and true wireless earbuds has grown along with it. Improvements to audio quality, affordability, ... Read more »

Accident causes heavy congestion during morning rush hour in Dubai

© Antonie Robertson Traffic was slow along Umm Suqeim Road during the morning commute on Thursday. Antonie Robertson / The National A major Dubai road was heavily congested on Thursday ... Read more »

8 spook-tacular activities to experience in Dubai this Halloween

© Motivate Publishing Halima Halloween Dubai is all set to celebrate Halloween this year. From dinners to exclusive events, there are an array of options to choose from as the ... Read more »

Clariant hikes sales guidance after Q3 beats forecasts

ZURICH (Reuters) – Clariant raised its full-year sales outlook again on Thursday after the Swiss specialty chemicals maker reported better-than-expected third-quarter sales. © Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann FILE PHOTO: Logo of Swiss ... Read more »

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: Uzbekistan, US, Spain, Finland, UK, Oman, Sri Lanka, Brazil

© Motivate Publishing © Motivate Publishing Expo 2020 Dubai (1) Expo 2020 Dubai is the very first world expo where every participating country has its own pavilion. Each of the ... Read more »

SC orders filing of charges vs former BSP exec

THE Supreme Court has ordered the filing of criminal charges against a former officer of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Supervision and Examination Sector (SES) for obtaining a loan ... Read more »

Yet another UK police officer is being investigated over ‘racist, homophobic' texts

A Lancashire police officer is being investigated for allegedly sending “racist, homophobic” text messages. The officer is accused of using derogatory slurs against Asian people and homophobic terms for gay ... Read more »

Ghost hunter suffers 'paranormal hangover' after spirit 'whooshes' through him

A ghost hunter described his atrocious “paranormal hangover” caused by an angry spectre “whooshing” through him after it told him to “get out” and chased him down the corridor of ... Read more »

Emma Watson: Getting behind the camera has been the ‘most empowering thing'

Emma Watson has said getting behind the camera and learning how it works has been “the most empowering thing” she learned in lockdown. The actress, 31, revealed she previously thought ... Read more »

Budget reactions: ‘I make that 27p a year between us better-off'

Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian The small business owner “In normal times the risks would be lower” Lewis English, 34, said that while there was a lot of talk about business ... Read more »

‘Feel the fear, then do it': Wagner's Ring cycle gets a bold Samoan rework

Photograph: Alicia Canter/The Guardian Here is an insane undertaking: a small London-based arts collective, Gafa, run by singers of Samoan heritage, putting on a complete Ring cycle – four vast ... Read more »

Australia advises caution overseas when border opens Monday

1 / 2Virus Outbreak AustraliaFILE – In this April 19, 2021, file photo, passengers from New Zealand are welcomed as they arrive at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Australia advised ... Read more »

The leader of a notorious Haitian gang has released a rap song. Here's why that's dangerous

His goes by the name “Izo 5 Segonn” — Izo Five Seconds — and he rules one of Haiti’s poorest slums and most notorious kidnapping lairs, Village of God, where ... Read more »

Gas stations ration petrol in China shortage

© Getty Images Petrol stations in many parts of China have begun rationing diesel amid rising costs and falling supplies. Some truck drivers are having to wait entire days to ... Read more »

Saudi Arabia told international companies to move their regional headquarters to its capital or lose out on government contracts. It's working.

© Faisal Al Nasser/REUTERS A man walks past the headquarters of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 27, 2013. Faisal Al Nasser/REUTERS On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia ... Read more »

Budget 2021: who wins and who loses?

Single, 25, no children Unemployed 2021-22 Their universal credit payments were worth £412 a month between April and September – reduced to £325 a month for the rest of the ... Read more »

Budget 2021: Treasury to land £1.5 billion windfall from retail share trading frenzy

© AFP via Getty Images BRITAIN-EU-BREXIT-POLITICS THE retail share trading frenzy during lockdown that saw thousands of first time investors punt on the stock market is leading to a massive ... Read more »

Princess Diana and the BBC Panorama interview that changed everything: Why was it so controversial?

(Rex Features) Queen Elizabeth II has long been said to adopt the mantra “never complain, never explain” in a bid to keep family matters behind closed doors; not become embroiled ... Read more »

Great British Bake Off's George slams hateful comments by viewers in statement

The Great British Bake Off star George Aristidou has released a statement to hit back at vicious trolls after he was bombarded with nasty comments. George, 34, took to social ... Read more »

PM Modi expresses grief over Kullu fire tragedy

© Provided by The Statesman PM Modi expresses grief over Kullu fire tragedy Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief over the families affected due to a fire tragedy ... Read more »

Tamil Nadu government asks Centre for additional 800 medical seats

Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday asked the Centre to sanction additional 800 seats. On Wednesday, the Tamil Nadu government asked the Centre to sanction an additional 800 seats for admitting ... Read more »

Iran agrees to restart negotiations on 2015 nuclear deal by November-end

© Provided by WION Iran’s foreign minister and the country’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, has said that Tehran will resume talks next month with world powers over its ... Read more »

Dafür ist Rumer Willis ihren berühmten Eltern dankbar

© FilmMagic Rumer Willis ist ihren Eltern Bruce Willis und Demi Moore dankbar, dass sie sich nach der Scheidung nie zwischen ihnen entscheiden musste. Wenn sich Eltern trennen, ist das ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic