“The course of shock therapy we gave our party had one purpose: to ensure that we were once again rooted in the priorities, the concerns and the dreams of ordinary British people. To put country before party,” he said.'
So... a form of torture which didn't even work in its stated aim - that's the metaphor he reaches for? The real problem is that Corbyn was the best representation of the 'dreams of ordinary British people' that the electorate have seen from the political class in about half a century, which is why he was able to attract massive crowds wherever he went in the country. Starmer's mission was to crush that dangerous example and return the Labour Party's messaging to one of reassurance to ordinary British capitalist millionaires, banishing everyone who thought otherwise. He has of course been highly successful, and might be marginally less hated than the tories and thus fash his way into no.10.
Bet he was a fan of Kissinger too... Or more like: his PR department thought expressing a public appreciation for him might advance his approval rating among a core voter/funder demographic, and he faithfully read from the script and was genuinely surprised by how many people it pissed off. That's how these things really work with these spineless, amoral, corporate placeholder career politicians.