Take one thing away from the latest Labour Party Conference and that is Kier Starmer is basing his election Manifesto on wishful thinking. Labour has dropped all pretences of renationalising the key industries and has instead turned it’s favours towards businesses and market forces. Again distancing itself from it’s key Labour Values of re-nationalisation it moves closer and closer to the policies and ambitions of Tony Blair. In fact Starmer actually celebrated Blair in his speech. So now we have a Labour Party again bereft of real ambition and purpose, which is prepared to easily throw away or disregard key Labour Party Values.
Starmer had no real need to go to these lengths to moderate the Party or re-assign Blairite values because the Tories, and to some extent the SNP, have been handing Labour a victory at the next General Election on a plate. Starmer is a very nervous and over cautious leader who is influenced too much by public opinion and thiz has rubbed off on the Labour Party as a whole. There was never any need to deviate again from core Labour party values that Corbyn had re-established and certainly no need for self introspection and self-loathing that occurred after the last General Election defeat. The last Election was lost on a single issue of who was going to get rid of Brexit quickest and put the whole thing to bed. Nobody really looked at policies beyond that. It was a single issue election with no-one taking any interest in who had the best policies. Then we come to the next election which the Tories are simply gifting to Labour. Starmer is too nervous and too cautious but also has a profound vanity and desire to be a Prime Minister with or without values and purpose. He has turned the Labour Party into a gibbering wreck without a moral compass. He is dropping Labour Party Values and key policies continually and has been withholding ideas of it’s direction from the Party Membership. He is deliberately vague in order to disguise his true purpose. He has been harbouring a Blairist attitude and steering the Party towards a Blairist destination all along. He has withheld his true intentions from the Party membership whilst seeking to cash in on the increased level of support for key Labour Party Values that Corbyn had brought back to the Party. Do not forget that he was supportive of Corbyn’s policies whilst acting as Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
Starmer’s vision of Labour in government is bereft of any ambitions as he aligns the Party with Tony Blair again
Is it time to hand in my Labour Party Membership? I joined Labour for the second time when I felt assured that Labour had indeed moved away from it’s Blairite past. I was encouraged by the traditional values that Jeremy Corbyn had brought back to the Party. Corbyn had re- established core Labour Party values of socialism and kicked out Blairism for good. Labour was Labour again. Even Starmer supported these values holding office in the Shadow Cabinet under Corbyn. However since Starmer has took over the helm he has distanced himself more and more from the values that he supported under Corbyn. Starmer has played it vague for a long time not wishing to upset the left of the Party. He was hoping to carry the left with him in a state of somnambulism into the valueless future of Blairism. The left were sleep walking into this allegiance and Starmer certainly wasn’t going to wake them up. However things are out now and Starmer has dropped all his support for Labour’s key values and is exposed merely as a Blairist moderniser who has been hiding in plain site all this time. He can’t be this vague forever and the cracks are showing as Labour get closer to releasing details about their long awaited Manifesto. Try and find what Kier Starmer stands for and you will run into problems. Follow the link to discover why and see for yourself how Starmer began his leadership with the the very same values that Corbyn was promoting but has since attempted to distance himself from 10 key pledges that he made to the Party membership and the electorate.
Clearly out of step with the wave of support that Corbyn cultivated : Starmer was hoping to profit from this whilst maintaining his admiration and support for the Old New Labour of Blair. Well this wasn’t what I joined the Labour Party for to simply go back to the Blair Labour years. Those were the lost years for the Labour Party. It was an opportunity lost for Labour. Chances to make long lasting changes to the UK were lost because Blair’s Labour Party had no ambition other than to be in government. Equally Starmer’s Labour will be the same and even if it gets into government it will prove to be lack lustre because it lacks any real policies or ambition.
Maybe the Greens now take over Labour mantle as the party with the most socialist agenda. Time to re think my membership.
Where is my proof of all this : here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-67056005
What this show of hands demonstrates is that there is overwhelming support for a Labour Party with traditional values
Unfortunately Kier Starmer and his team are ignoring the overwhelming support for a Labour Party with traditional values. As in Jonathon Reynold’s response plans of renationalising Energy are unlikely to appear in the next Labour Party Manifesto, so then just what do Labour actually stand for? So if Starmer wins the next General Election what can we expect? Well the answer is nothing radical, nothing special and nothing that reflects Labour Party’s core values. In fact nothing to reverse privatisations of Thatcher and little to undo the last 13 years of Tory rule. So Starmer claims to be offering a genuine opposition to the Tories but all he will be doing is stepping into a role as a custodian offering no real changes because he is too cautious about how he will be perceived. He will be a Prime Minister constrained. This, like Blair before him will make the Labour Party’s time in office just an uninspiring celebration of power for power’s sake. It will be instantly forgotten and put down in history as yet another chance lost by Labour to make a real difference to the UK. Britain needs socialist economics right now. Britain needs to have the constraints of Thatcherism lifted so that it can grow.
Instead we will get Starmer as a boring, nervous and uninspiring custodian in the fashion of Blair. What we should get is the Labour Party that the majority of it’s members want. A Labour Party with traditional values that knows to develop you must take some risks. Government needs income to develop Britain and it can only get this income through the privatisations of key industries. These such industries are failing under privatisations and not doing their jobs. Taking them back into public ownership is the right thing to do. It’s right for the country and will give the government the money it needs to have bold plans for the future of Britain. Otherwise there will be no income and plans will be uninspiring if at all. To offer serious opposition to the Tories you have to undo the awful things that they have imposed upon Britain. If you don’t challenge it you are endorsing it. If Starmer cannot do these things then he should walk away from the job otherwise he is doing the job simply for his own vanity that he wants to see himself as a British Prime Minister. Look in the mirror Starmer and ask yourself do you really want to be Tony Blair?
All in all without proper socialist economic principles in place Labour cannot accomplish much at all that will offer real change for Britain. Labour will be unable to achieve any of their traditional values. Starmer knows this and that’s why he is ignoring them and casting them aside in a Blairist fashion. That is why he is championing Blair again. Why is the Labour Party allowing him to throw away key policies and values are they that greedy for power at any cost? Starmer is wishful thinking if he believes that relying on business growth will be the sole factor that changes the fortunes of Britain. Firstly he must tackle public finances and the legacy of Thatcherism because these are the really big issues and hurdles to change in modern Britain. We have been left with a set of economic principles of Thatcherism that simply don’t work for modern Britain. Modern Britain needs socialist economics to step out of the shadows. Blair had the opportunity but he had no credible socialist values he was a pseudo Tory himself. Blair failed to make lasting changes for Britain and his legacy was failure. Starmer will be equally as uninspiring.