Starmer: Britain Would Have Been Better Had Corbyn Won

Speaking on Call Keir this morning, Starmer chose to defend Jeremy Corbyn and argue the country would have been better off had he won in 2019:

“NF: Would we be in a better place had Britain voted Labour in in 2019?

KS: Yes. We could hardly be in a worse place…”

Would British Jews or besieged Ukrainians agree?

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Starmer Denies Extinction Rebellion Donor Will Affect Policy… While Opposing Stronger Police Powers

Sir Keir has just insisted that the eye-watering £380,000 he and the Labour Party have accepted from Dale Vince – the man bankrolling Just Stop Oil – will have absolutely no impact on his judgement heading into the next election. None. Zilch.  

Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC this morning, the Labour leader claimed that the mountain of cash landing in his lap “will not make a blind bit of difference” to Labour’s position:

“Look, [Dale Vince] donated to the Labour party. He knows me very well. He knows that nothing he donates is going to affect my judgement on [Just Stop Oil], obviously it’s up to him what he does with his money. But the fact that he donates will not make a blind bit of difference to the tough line that I take in relation to Just Stop Oil”

Ferrari later put that to the test, by quizzing Starmer on the government’s plan to give the police new powers to crack down on eco-loons’ protests. Are those changes necessary? “I’m not sure they are”, said Sir Keir…

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LISTEN: Seb Payne’s Tory Candidacy Non-Denial

It may only be Seb Payne’s first week in the driver’s seat at Tory think tank Onward, although that hasn’t stopped the obvious speculation about what might come next. Appearing on Iain Dale’s All Talk podcast this week, Payne was noticeably evasive when questioned on what his long-term plans might well be. Arriving armed with “a variety of Boris Johnson-esque answers ready” to swat away the speculation – hint hint…

“…I think what I would say is I’ve got this really good opportunity at Onward, that is my singular focus at present. And who knows what the future will bring… I am fully focused on Onward…”

Dale wasn’t letting him off, with Payne eventually conceding “the reason that I’m saying what I’m saying, Iain, is because I have just started a new job, and talking about what I might do in the future is not helpful towards the new organisation.” He did at least add that when he ran to be college president at university, he used “No Payne, No Gain” as his slogan. Might come in handy again at some point…

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James O’Brien Left Crestfallen as Mick Lynch Refuses to Back Down From Supporting Brexit

After a very chummy left-wing, back-patting discussion on the RMT’s strikes, James O’Brien’s interview with Mick Lynch took an unexpected turn as Remoaner-in-chief O’Brien tried getting Lynch to condemn Brexit. In light of the government taking back control of workers’ rights…

Far from shirking the confrontation, Lynch provided one of the most coherent and well-argued defences of the constitutional principles of Brexit heard in recent months, pointing out that having sovereignty over workers’ rights is no bad thing, and allows for these policies to be debated and thrashed out back home rather than in Brussels. Lynch’s Lexit logic was impeccable.

Asked if he’d still back Brexit today were there a second referendum, James O’Brien ended up looking crestfallen as the RMT boss refused to deny that he would. 1:0 to Mick…

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LISTEN: David Miliband Doesn’t Rule Out Westminster Return

The moment nobody’s been waiting for may soon be upon us. Speaking to Andrew Marr on LBC last night, David Miliband couldn’t deny his intentions to make a political comeback.

MARR: I’m putting it to you that you will be back in Parliament by the time of the next election.

MILIBAND: Well, erm (SPLUTTERS) that’s NOT been decided.

As Andrew Marr concluded, “He didn’t say No.”

What with Labour’s position in the polls, Miliband has certainly picked his moment. Brother Ed must be delighted…

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WATCH: Starmer Laying Into “Arrogant” Just Stop Oil Eco Loons

Sir Keir has just launched a blistering attack on the Just Stop Oil eco mob during an LBC phone-in show with Nick Ferrari. Speaking down the line to one of the group’s own supporters, Starmer – quite fairly – accused them of being “arrogant” and “wrong” for their lunacy:

“I think they’re wrong, I think their action is wrong… I particularly think about the images we’ve seen of ambulances coming down the road and not being able to get through because people have glued themselves to the road… my mum was very ill all of her life. She was in those ambulances when she was alive and there’ll be other families listening to this who are in the same situation. I think it’s arrogant… I don’t know how they can look in the eye [of] the families of someone who’s in the back of an ambulance. They certainly wouldn’t be able to look me in the eye if it was my mum…”

You can tell Labour are 40 points ahead in the polls when Sir Keir feels safe enough to talk sense like this…

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