Labour Pains: Keir Starmer is Offering Little But Discomfort to His Core Supporters
The Labour leader's refusal to repeal a series of authoritarian Government bills is the latest sign of a party determined to upset its left flank
Barely a day passes at the moment without Keir Starmer saying something to upset the left of his party.
Whether it’s breaking his promise to scrap tuition fees, or refusing to back PR, the Labour leader appears to be taking almost a masochistic delight in angering his party’s core support.
The Bill, which was described by the Archbishop of Canterbury today as “morally unacceptable” will mean that any refugee arriving in the UK, aside from those fleeing Ukraine, Afghanistan, and a handful of other countries, will be automatically detained and deported.
Labour’s refusal to repeal this deeply immoral and authoritarian legislation is an interesting one. The party opposed its passage through the House of Commons and they have previously described it as “unworkable”.
So what is really going on here?