Keir Starmer branded Boris Johnson “a trickster who has demonstrated one of his tricks” by delivering Brexit, as he cast himself as the serious leader of what Britain needs.
In a conference speech interrupted by repeated uproar by Jeremy Corbyn supporters, the Labor leader urged party loyalists to “not comfort themselves” that the prime minister is “a bad guy”.
Instead, he said: “I think he’s a frivolous man. I think he is a showman with nothing left to show. I think he is a trickster who has made a move of his own.
“Once he said the words ‘Get Brexit done,’ his plan was over. He has no plans.”
Sir Keir compared his record – as a former director of the Public Prosecutions – with Mr Johnson’s former life in Downing Street as an entertainer on the TV show and temperamental columnist.
“Boris Johnson was a guest top Gear Where, in reference to himself, he told Jeremy Clarkson, ‘You cannot rule out the possibility that under the elaborately constructed veneer of a Blythering Idiot, hides a Blythering Idiot’, he joked.
And, while future Labor leader Stephen Lawrence was working on the murder case, the Tory leader was “writing an article declaring war on the traffic cone”, he said.
Sir Keir said the country needed answers to big questions such as how to overcome Covid and deal with “the climate crisis, our relations with Europe, the future of our union”.
“These are big issues, but our politics is very small. These times demand a responsible leader with clear values,” he told the Brighton Conference Hall.
The Labor leader gave no clue about how Labor would like to bridge the gap in the Brexit deal, beyond saying he believed it was possible to make ‘Brexit work’.
“If we invest in our people and our places, if we apply our technology tactfully and if we build affordable homes, we see the way forward after Brexit,” he claimed. he claimed.
But he sought to claim the prime minister’s slogan of ‘flattening’ – in stark contrast to his predecessors – while praising the Blair and Brown governments.
“Let me offer you a lesson for leveling the Conservative Party,” said Sir Keir, “if they want to know how to do this, I suggest they take a look at our record as when we were in government the last time.” were in
“Hospital waits, GCSE results up, 44,000 more doctors, 89,000 new nurses, child poverty down 1 million, pensioner poverty down 1 million, obese sleepers down 75 percent, national minimum wage. You want to level it? Happening. “
In repeated reference to being the son of a toolmaker, Sir Keir said: “Work, care, equality, safety. These are the tools of my trade – and with these I will go to work.
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