....I know why those I spoke to in Wakefield feel such a renewed optimism. Itís because Labour is back. That means hope is back, too.
Methinks he's bullshitting. Hope's not back. It's New Labour MK2.
Since the horror of the last general election, we have rolled up our sleeves and focused on listening to the public and changing our party. Weíve rooted out the poison of antisemitism, shown unshakeable support for Nato, forged a new relationship with business, shed unworkable or unaffordable policies and created an election machine capable of taking on the Conservatives
Last election result partly due to ambiguity around Brexit (seen as betrayal by many) - pushed by Starmer.
Rooting out antisemitism - used as excuse to purge left, including left-wing Jews. Losing 200,000 members is somehow a triumph.
NATO - the aggressive 'alliance' responsible for a lot of the mayhem of the last two decades, eastward expansion of which posed existential threat to Russia, leading to present Ukraine crisis.
Relationship with business - is donor money coming in to replace lost subs?
It is because of that work that Labour is now closer to power than it has been in more than a decade
2017? despite sabotage by much of PLP, staffers and faux left media.
Labour is now firmly in the centre ground of British politics. Thatís not a place of mushy compromise or a halfway house between unpalatable extremes, but a centre ground driven by ethical purpose
'Centre ground' - i.e. establishment friendly.
Ethical purpose? Meaningless but loved by Guardianistas.
Mentions business and working with private sector.
No mention of support for working people and their unions. Or protecting NHS. Or renationalisation of utilities etc.