Labour’s Red Ed should be red-faced
WHENEVER you glimpse behind the mask of Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour, an ugly truth emerges from beneath.
Of course in public in 2023 you’d never hear such a ringing endorsement of a bunch of criminal activists from Red Ed.
But among like-minded pals at a London School of Economics meeting in 2019, he lavished praise on the eco yobs for the “fantastic success” of their “exciting” activism.
He added: “I think it is incredibly well thought through, and incredibly important it is sustained — sustained and deepened.”
At the time, as he was well aware, XR had already unleashed absolute mayhem on our streets, causing criminal damage by blocking bridges, roads and even Parliament itself.
A year later they disgracefully attacked free speech by blockading newspaper printing presses.
The Shadow Climate Change Secretary’s obsession with reaching unrealistic net zero targets at any cost is now causing ructions within his own party.
He has come under fire for his demands that Labour splurges an eyewatering £28billion a year on eco projects.
The party has now been forced to water down the flagship pledge because of fears it would devastate the economy.
Sir Keir may be pulling out all the stops to appear moderate to everyone.
But the true face of Labour extremism and chaos is never far from the surface.
Red Ed has been caught red-handed.
Focus on day job, PM
RISHI Sunak says he hasn’t got time for the Boris Johnson psychodrama.
Boris was treated appallingly and his shock resignation is difficult to shrug off.
But the PM must get on with his day job.
If he fails to curtail inflation soon, the Tories’ prospects will look dire indeed.
Rishi needs big results on the economy, small boats and NHS waiting lists with an election not much more than a year away.
Nobody can deny his enthusiasm for the task in his pledge to our readers today.
And despite his party trailing in the polls, there are still millions unconvinced by Labour and undecided who to back.
But one thing is for sure:
The Tories won’t win any votes by forming a circular firing squad.