Everything That’s Wrong With Politics in a Single Headline
Decent, competent, cautious, but Starmer still has to prove he can inspire victory
Well there you go, a Guardian UK headline about Keir Starmer, who happens to be the leader of the Labour Party in Britain. He’s up against Boris Johnson, head of Tory Party and current occupant of #10 Downing as British Prime Minister. Johnson has proven himself over a breathtakingly short period of time to be staggeringly incompetent, indecent in all the current definitions of the term and incautious in both word and deed.
One can but wonder what is meant by inspiring victory? Being less handsome? Not a very high bar in the Boris/Keir competition. Perhaps being somewhat less competent in facing-down either Boris or whatever sweating co-conspirator the great man deems qualified at weekly Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament. PMQ’s are a standard in British politics. The man’s caution is obvious, as he refutes blather with both consideration and a more than considerable acquaintance with the facts of …