Is Keir Starmer, Aneurin Bevan’s Desiccated Calculating Machine Made Flesh?

The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

Keir Starmer is a manager not a leader.

It is why he is proving so adept at addressing anti-Semitism within Labour and challenging Johnson over how Covid-19 is being addressed.

He is well within his comfort zone when addressing matters of process and administration. Very much like being Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service, in fact.

Back then, he said, “Jump!”

And his staff replied, “How high?”

As DPP, he led a salaried, disciplined team whereas the Parliamentary Labour Party and Labour’s membership are a bunch of volunteers not conscripts, who sometimes require the skills of a cat herder to keep them heading in one direction.

Starmer is now on track to split the PLP and the party’s activist base from top to bottom with his plan to vote for Boris Johnson’s Hard Brexit deal. Labour may abstain in the vote in the House of…

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