Starmer has actually discovered something people will vote for

This is very cool indeed:

Labour will build a better Britain for working people
Keir Starmer

So all those who don’t work can bugger off and the workers won’t have to pay for them. Actually implementing this would give him a landslide win. Pity he doesn’t actually mean it…..

14 thoughts on “Starmer has actually discovered something people will vote for”

  1. Where’s he going to build it?

    Wasn’t this basically the idea of a lot of the early colonists? Get away from the government, high taxes and the other leeches and start a New England (or New Scotland) based on hard work and rugged self-reliance?

    It worked for a while, but then they got their own leeches setting up governments and demanding taxes. There can’t be many places left to do it again.

  2. Not just working people, but “hard working people”. So, bugger off ordinarily working people, comfortably getting by people, downsizing people, **** you.

  3. I have never wanted to be a hard-working person. Sometimes I’ve needed to but I don’t much like it. So what’s he gonna do for ME.

  4. Are workers actually a majority of voters? The employment rate is 75% (amongst 16-64s); the retired account for 20% of the adult population.

    A quick run of the numbers suggests 24m non-workers or part-timers vs 20m full-timers. That’s hardly a recipe for red-blooded capitalism.

  5. “The role of government is to give every person, every community, and every business the tools they need to contribute to our success”

    Sorry, but what is missing?

    We have 13-14 years of education, including C&G courses. Then lots of degrees. You want to start a delivery company, you can start with a £1K Toyota that will work for long enough. You want to get into programming? That’s a £50 investment. You want to make games? Unity is free until you get about £70K of revenue. Graphic design? £40/month for Photoshop. There are business premises across the country that are cheap as chips to rent now.

    The barriers to getting into lots of productive businesses are tiny now. The era when a computer cost twice the monthly rent and you had to spend big money for training are gone. If you can’t make a film or write a game that you say you want to make, it’s because you’re spending time down the pub or playing Call of Duty rather than working on it on weekends.

  6. Gordon Brown : “British jobs for british workers.”

    Next day – “No I didn’t actually mean just British workers…”

  7. Well of course Starmer does not mean this. He, after all, is not a ‘worker’. So he’d be wring a redundancy letter to himself. No bad thing of course, but unlikely…

  8. “the idea of a lot of the early colonists? Get away from the government, high taxes and the other leeches and start a New England …” The British colonies in North America were the lowest taxed civilisation in history. And still they rebelled in the name of avoiding even those low taxes.

  9. Well, if we stop paying pensions for those that have retired, and cut off all services (such as the NHS) to children, pensioners, and those too disabled to work, I suppose there would be plenty money to go around. Somehow I don’t think people would vote for that.

  10. Bloke in North Dorset

    BoM4,

    The barriers to getting into lots of productive businesses are tiny now. The era when a computer cost twice the monthly rent and you had to spend big money for training are gone. If you can’t make a film or write a game that you say you want to make, it’s because you’re spending time down the pub or playing Call of Duty rather than working on it on weekends.

    The last thing the left wants is for people to go out and be self-sufficient, they might start looking behind the curtain.

    What they want is for everyone to be employed in large, ideally nationalised, employers with a rigid top-down structure. Far easier too control and people’s jobs depend on not looking behind the curtain.

  11. The Labour Party has nothing but sneering contempt for actual British workers.

    Mind you, we thought his predecessor would be a disaster for Britain but it’s hard to imagine anyone more catastrophic than Johnson with his totalitarian and anti-scientific response to Covid and his equally anti-scientific and – if possible – even more economically suicidal “green” (sic) policies.

    Let’s be honest, after delivering a plausible Brexit it would have been infinitely better if he had then died of Covid. Imagine an actual conservative Prime Minister: one who would examine and expose the global warming fraud for what it is, and had responded to Covid in a sane and measured manner.

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