Cajunboy wrote:Labour will no doubt bang on about breaking manifesto promises, while sitting on the fence about making any concrete proposals themselves.
Completely agree, pathetic from Labour again. Kendall outright refused to state their alternative on Sky the other day.
Barely surprising that the Tories have yet again targeted working people and seemingly got away with it, the tax increase is right, who’s been targeted is completely regressive.
I agree with you both.
As I've said before I don't support any political party - they all want power (and to retain it thereafter), so they will always do what it takes to follow the two golden rules of the game of politics.
Of course the game is immensely easier if there is no effective alternative party for people to vote for - and that is exactly what has happened - dare I say it, since Blair handed over power to Brown.
I've said a number of times that the only way Labour will get back in power is if they present themselves as a government in waiting until the next election.
In order to do that they need some well thought out polices and the ability to present those and themselves authoritatively and actually look the part of knowing how to take the country and its people forward.
Christ it isn't hard to think Covid has caused huge damage to the country in many respects, the economy, the health service, demands on the care services, supply chain problems, and many other issues, so it shouldn't have been hard to take a lead in coming up with ideas and alternatives and taking a lead on things - capturing the publics attention and confidence.
But no, nothing there is there?
On the backfoot without a clue as usual.
Labour's lost a generation under Corbyn - loads of decent Labour MP's left rather than work under him - and the lack of talent they have now is testament to that.
I don't even know who their leader is anymore?
Yes I know Starmer is supposed to be but he lost credibility when he couldn't sack Rayner, so is it her? Burnham has puffed himself up making out he the saviour so is it him? And all the while the union paymasters all want a return of Corbyn - or a Corbynista such as Long-Bailey, is it her then?
Who exactly is in charge???
Jesus, if they are incapable of even sorting themselves out then who in the right minds believe they could sort the country out if they got in power?
No one, obviously.
They are a bloody shambles.
Someone needs to knock a few heads together, take a statesman's like lead and have the charisma so that everyone will want to follow them.
It's not going to happen is it?
That's why Boris remains PM no matter how bad the government is or how many pledges and promises they break.
I'll say this for Boris, whether he's a buffoon or not he takes decisions - they might not be good ones and he might do plenty of u-turns but he's made a decision - has Labour made even one single decision about any policy under Starmer?
If Labour doesn't seem to know what they stand for then how the hell would the electorate???
They urgently need the equivalent of a Dominic Cummings type puppet master pulling their strings - and fast I would suggest, because they are completely leaderless and rudderless as far as I can see.