The Starmerites are crowing, as I type, over the results of a major poll, giving them the hope that they might, if there were a General Election tomorrow, deny the Conservatives an overall majority.
Alas, for them, they do not appear to have read the small print.
The poll was completed on 29th December 2020.
That evening Keir Starmer told the Guardian that any Labour Government he led would not seek to make major changes to the trade deal negotiated by Boris Johnson.
Labour would not seek to rejoin the Single Market and/or Customs Union on Keir Starmer’s watch.
On 30th December 2020, Keir Starmer took Labour MPs through the Aye Lobby to endorse Boris Johnson’s Hard Brexit Deal.
During 2021, Keir Starmer has said his primary focus will be jobs and “how we support good businesses and good jobs … I don’t just mean pay, I mean dignity in jobs – and how we support the economy across the different regions and nations”, but with no reference to the Brexit that is causing companies to shed workers and lose contracts; businesses to fold; homes to be repossessed; lives to be put in jeopardy …
Moreover, Keir Starmer on the advice of Claire Ainsley, his Head of Policy and Claire Fox fellow traveller, intends to double down on the pursuit of a new Brexit unicorn, the Gammon elector who will be tempted to vote Labour by an economically liberal, but socially conservative policy pitch.
Gammon who are mostly middle and working class white men with persecution complexes.
The next General Election is scheduled to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024.