Starmer Announces Eleventh Leadership Slogan… Copies it Word-for-Word from Blair mdi-fullscreen

Keir Starmer has – please try and contain your excitement – announced his eleventh campaign slogan since 2022. A spoon-fed exclusive in The Guardian this morning sets out Labour’s local elections plan, including new regional organisers, a bigger digital operation & slogan ‘Build a Better Britain'”. A cursory look into the history of this generic, focus-group-created tag reveals that Sir Keir has given up pretending he’s not playing word-for-word from the Tony Blair playbook.

Labour’s 1997 manifesto forward promised that saw Blair write, “I am confident about our future prosperity, even optimistic, if we have the courage to change and use it to build a better Britain.”

In 1998 Jack Straw’s Home Office published a ten-year strategy to tackle drug misuse, entitled “Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain”

Starmer himself has been floating the slogan since September 2021, having writtenGuardian op-ed promising “Labour will build a better Britain for working people”.

For those of you wanting a reminder of all Starmer’s slogans so far, Guido’s happy to oblige…

  1. His leadership campaign: Another Future Is Possible
  2. July 2020: New Management
  3. Labour virtual conference 2020: A New Leadership
  4. February 2021 economic speech: Secure, Protect, Rebuild
  5. February 2021: A New Chapter for Britain
  6. June 2021 Manifesto policy review launch: Stronger Together
  7. September 2021 conference: Work, Care, Equality, Security
  8. January 2022 relaunch with ‘patriotic contract’: Security, Prosperity, Respect (Starmer managed to forget this one mid-speech)
  9. Local elections 2022: On Your Side
  10. Labour conference 2022: Fairer, greener future
  11. Local elections 2023: Build a better Britain

Strong pub quiz round…

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