Keir Starmer today presented himself as the grim leader needed by the crises facing Britain, as he blasted Boris Johnson as a “frivolous” man without a plan.
In one of the most important speeches of his political career, the Labor leader sought to restore the party as “right in the heart of the British public”, rejecting the leftist view of predecessor Jeremy Corbyn, which he said was contested in the elections. “Forgetfulness” happened.
After a harsh week, which has seen rows on the left and the resignation of a shadow cabinet minister, he faced constant backlash from supporters of the £15 minimum wage, telling them: “At this time it’s usually Wednesday. Tori happens to bother me, it didn’t bother me then, and it doesn’t bother me now.”
But as a mark of how far he has taken the party in his 18 months as leader, he won repeated standing ovations from delegates as he listed the achievements of the Blair and Brown governments and pledged devotion to the law. To have penetrated deeply into traditional Orthodox territory. and order, patriotism, armed forces, NATO and the Union.
Promising – in tribute to his toolmaker father – to “retool” the UK for the challenges of the modern world, Starmer described its core principles as “work”. Care. Equality. the protection”.
And he drew a stark contrast with a radically reckless prime minister, who he said was tasked with dealing with concurrent emergencies of record NHS waiting lists, rising crime, gasoline shortages, supply chain disruptions and rising cost of living. were unable to increase. .
“It’s easy to console yourself that your opponents are bad guys,” he told delegates.
“But I don’t think Boris Johnson is a bad guy. I think he’s a frivolous guy. I think he’s a showman with nothing left to show. I think he’s a trickster who has You have made a move.
“Once he said the words: ‘Brexit done’, his plan was gone. There is no plan.”
He compared his experience as chief prosecutor with Johnson’s past as a columnist and celebrity guest on Top Gear, where he jokingly admitted to being a “blethering idiot.”
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