Registered On: December 24, 2013
Sorry NI, but this result has huge significance and Starmer knows it even if you don’t.
It’s no coincidence that the only time Labour has achieved any real success over the past 60 or more years was when it moved to the right under Blair. Gurnelista came out with his infamous “the Tories are finished” quote about two years ago, since when the Conservatives have gone from strength to strength.
This isn’t good news for the country and I say that as a Tory member because we need a strong opposition. What the left has to recognise is that this isn’t down to “lies”, the right wing media or money being pumped into the local economy. It’s down to the Labour party being completely out of touch with the working man and remaining under the influence of the hard left, which was and still is against Brexit while pushing for more state intervention.
Starmer knows that he needs to push the party more to the right and rid it of the Momentum influence. Otherwise it’s very hard to see Labour overturning the Tory majority.