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.
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.
PROFITEERING from drivers miserably stuck in petrol panic jams is repugnant.
Many need fuel to get to work.
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.
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!
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’