If Sir Keir Starmer offers a fresh start, it’s hardly sunlit uplands, says Darren Grimes

It appears to be a future in which a squirm and slither is enough to get away from trouble, shielded by the anti-Brexit, left-wing middle-class liberals in our press that see Sir Keir as their man.

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First, I want to talk to you dear viewers and listeners about Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer QC. Now, Sir Keir should be walking around like the cat that got the cream.

He’s been offered a political moment that’s the stuff a Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition could only dream of!

The Tories are knocking seven bells out of each other in public, inflation is higher than one of Elon Musk’s space shuttles, and this winter, people will have to forgo heating if they want to keep eating. But no, even when he’s facing Robo Rishi and Lukewarm Liz, Sir Keir, who takes the knee to divisive Marxist outfits like Black Lives Matter,

Makes clear he couldn’t organise a booze up in a brewery. This week the former Director of Public Prosecutions, sold to the British public as a fresh start from Boris Johnson, was found guilty of breaching the MPs’ code of conduct by failing to properly register more than £120,000 in land deals, corporate donations and Premier League tickets.

What Sir Keir’s office has dismissed as an administrative error amounts to a failure to register on time EIGHT interests. EIGHT. One can be forgiven, two, maybe, but EIGHT interests?

Were this Boris Johnson, we’d never hear the end of it! It would be headline news! It would be Bullingdon Boris’s shady register of interests! When it’s Sir Keir, there’s barely a peep.

During his 2020 Labour leadership bid, he promised he’d carry the can for any mistakes; well, Sir Keir, here are some mistakes. I haven’t heard your resignation statement? Do you think he’d let Boris Johnson off lightly for ‘administrative errors’? There’d be cries of Conservative corruption! He was forced to apologise to parliamentary ethics watchdog Kathryn Stone; imagine the headlines on the front page of The Guardian if that was Brexiteer Boris and not Second Referendum Starmer!

Then footage of Sir Keir on the campaign trail during the leadership campaign leaked online; Slippery Starmer stood on the picket line with striking staff.

But now we know he’s banned shadow cabinet ministers from attending picket lines, even sacking one colleague for doing so.

On everything from his reverse Ferrett over Jeremy Corbyn, over stopping Brexit and his unlawyerly ability to register his interests properly, if Sir Keir Starmer offers a fresh start, it’s hardly sunlit uplands; it appears to be a future in which a squirm and slither is enough to get away from trouble, shielded by the anti-Brexit, left-wing middle-class liberals in our press that see Sir Keir as their man.