Registered On: September 7, 2015
I think there’s an element of thinking that it’s a post-vaccine bounce for the Tories, which may be true.
However, there should be more than ample room for manoeuvre. Starmer isn’t setting himself up as a competent leader in waiting. More of a guy who is following the trends to appear ‘right on’ without any kind of meaningful stand. No ‘story’ to sell. What does he stand for? I don’t know.
This just sums it up. The trans issue is heavily divisive, even on the left. It’s not a case of conservative bigots standing against icky transpeople. It’s genuine concerns over women’s rights. Instead of considering this Starmer’s decided to wade in and plonk himself on the TRA side as if it’s clear cut for what’s moral.
I just don’t see the need for it. Self-id is too problematic, surely there are other ways of supporting transpeople without removing women’s rights, and I don’t get why Starmer needs to make a stand here. After pursuing navel gazing with Corbyn why is the answer more navel gazing, but with less of the baiting of Jews?