KEIR Starmer’s potentially career-ending beer and Indian takeaway nightmare is entirely of his own making.
Voters loathe no one more than a hypocrite.
Keir Starmer is trouble of his own making after demanding Boris Johnson’s resignationCredit: PA
Posing as the pious, puritanical Partygate prosecutor he didn’t even wait for Boris Johnson to be fined before demanding his resignation.
A police probe was enough of a “shameful spectacle”. “Honesty and decency matter,” he screeched.
Why then, by the exact same measure, are Starmer or his deputy Angela Rayner still in their jobs?
Is it not a “shameful spectacle” for the Opposition to be engulfed by a criminal investigation?
We are certain Durham Police’s “significant new information” leaves no doubt that Labour broke lockdown rules. Fines must then ensue.
Starmer cannot be treated more leniently than those he sanctimoniously condemned.
Ridiculously, he even demanded Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s head for “dishonouring his office” by singing Happy Birthday on his way to a meeting.
Even London’s Labour mayor sees no difference between that and Labour’s takeaway jolly.
In fact Sunak’s “offence”, unlike Starmer’s, looks inadvertent.
If the Labour leader is fined for his curry night he’ll surely have to quit.
One beer. Now look at the state of him.
COUNCIL elections tell us virtually nothing about what will happen when the nation goes to the polls. But there ARE trends.
Labour has nailed the London graduate Remainer vote.
Good luck with that. The Lib Dems are, for now, luring fed-up Tories.
Both are hoovering up millennials priced out of buying a home.
Remainer Starmer still repels former Red Wall voters. Tory support is holding up reasonably in dire circumstances.
But Boris has massive problems ahead — and his stellar Ukraine performance alone won’t save him.
We are falling into an economic abyss. He must alleviate it with tax cuts.
He must fix NHS waiting lists and our broken GPs. He must send illegal migrants to Rwanda and defeat activist lawyers.
And he MUST build affordable homes, or many under-40s will never vote Tory.
He cannot hope to ride out all that turbulence to another majority.
He needs imagination, and radical solutions using new freedoms which Brexit gives us.
Fail and an anti-Tory coalition will pounce.
WE don’t like people being no-platformed.
But we have no problem with Harry, Meghan and Andrew being no-balconied.
Prince Andrew rightly will not be on the royal balconyCredit: Doug Seeburg
Indeed the Queen is right to let only “working Royals” stand alongside her.
It is bad enough Harry and Meghan are showing up at all, given that they abandoned their duties to enrich themselves while trashing the Family.
As for Andrew, he deserves to live out his days in shame.
Preferably out of sight.