Wednesday 17 February 2021

Keir Starmer's Decrepitude

Interesting discussion this evening from the Novara comrades about Keir Starmer's leadership. Whereas yesterday this place focused on a pitiful attempt at defending Keir's record as LOTO, of more interest was the blistering critique from Tom Kibasi published in the Graun. Readers might recall Tom was involved in the Corbyn project and, along with Paul Mason and Momentum's Laura Parker, a prominent left figure to make the jump from Corbynism to Starmerism. Having criticised Starmerism for its lack of vision, following recent wobbles Dear Keir himself is due to make a major speech on the economy on Thursday. Undoubtedly, this is going to attract some comment, and means tomorrow night's blog post is sorted.

In this piece, Michael and Aaron discuss Tom's critique and cover the appalling abuses of process which have come screeching back under the Labour Party's new regime. It's entirely understandable why lots of people can't stomach this crap.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I presume that your title was drawn from the discussion, which I can't listen to at work, but even so, "decrepitude" seems an inappropriate term. Firstly it implies a deterioration from an earlier state of health and strength, which so far as I can tell never existed. Secondly, a couple of people in positions of modest authority within the Labour Party criticising the party's leader is hardly going to bring the house down (has there ever been a Labour Party leader who didn't face such criticism, however much the more powerful and popular leaders sought to suppress it?).