Keir Starmer ‘deplorably weak opposition’ says Adonis

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Remain campaigner Lord Andrew Adonis issued a scathing rebuke of Sir Keir Starmer’s tenure as Labour Party leader. Lord Adonis complained that Sir Keir “had to get his act together,” as Labour is stuck behind the Tories in the polls. He went on to call out the opposition figure as “deplorably weak”.

TalkRADIO host James Max asked Lord Adonis: “If Boris Johnson has done such a bad job why is he still ahead in the polls?”

Lord Adonis responded: “Firstly, he had the enormous good fortune of having Jeremy Corbyn as his first leader, and the last election was a choice between those two.

“It was a very, very poor choice we were offering the country.

‘And since then, I’ll be completely honest and frank, Labour hasn’t got its act together.”

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He continued: “Until Labour gets its act together and puts a policy perspective and a leader to the country who is clearly better, Boris Johnson will remain in power.

“That doesn’t mean what Boris Johnson has done is good for the country. It just means there has been a deplorably weak opposition to him.”

Lord Adonis went on to claim that people would back the return of Tony Blair into politics.

The former Labour Transport Secretary also suggested an immediate reversal of Brexit.

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Sir Keir has struggled in his first year as Labour leader with approval ratings dropping over time.

According to Politico’s Poll of Polls, as of July 19, the Tories are polling at 42 percent while Labour are lagging behind on 33 percent, on average.

The Prime Minister’s former chief adviser and ex-Vote Leave chief Dominic Cummings mocked Sir Keir’s performance as Labour leader earlier this week.


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He tweeted: “I can’t think of ONE idea Starmer has suggested as leader. Not one. And I worked in No10 til recently. So probably means median voter ditto.”

Sir Keir has vowed to clear out “poisonous” campaign groups from the party as he tries to further isolate the far left.

The move will likely incite a huge backlash against Sir Keir, prompting another Labour civil war.

This could raise tensions on the far left ahead of Labour’s annual conference in Brighton, which begins on September 25.

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