Registered On: September 7, 2015
Agreed, but to stand for the people you need to have an understanding as to their key values and realise that supporting the country and seeing value in it is important for laying the groundwork for a platform. If you come across as indifferent or disgusted at the country people won’t trust that you want the best for it and its inhabitants, because why would you care if you take no pride in its merit and won’t support it when a hostile force intervenes. This was pertinent when Corbyn didn’t make any kind of stand against the Skripal poisonings and seemed more bothered about not holding the most likely suspects to account and just echoed their line.
You can see a noticeable dip in Labour support after that, and it’s that kind of problem which Starmer is trying to rectify now.