Just watch Sir Keir Starmer give in to the Rail Strike Caveman

WHILE the country braces itself for the worst strike of its lifetime, Labor has a chance to make itself the people’s party once again.

But only if Sir Keir Starmer has the courage to stand up to the rabid rail union militants – and what are the odds of that happening?

Labor has a chance to make itself the people's party again

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Labor has a chance to make itself the people’s party againPhoto credit: Getty
Mick Lynch happily said:

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Mick Lynch happily said: “Our union will now launch a sustained campaign of industrial action which will shut down the railway system”Credit: PA

“Our union will now launch a sustained campaign of industrial action that will shut down the rail system,” says the RMT’s Mick Lynch happily, smacking his thin lips at the prospect of shutting down our country.

In modern Britain, Mick is a brontosaurus. And Starmer’s dilemma is that he must choose whether to side with the strikers or the people.

He can’t choose both.

Labour’s Lisa Nandy tried and just looked silly.

“We’re on the public side here,” Lisa lisped on GMB. “We are also on the side of the railway workers. You are under the same pressure as everyone else.”

Untrue! The average salary of railway workers is £45,000 – well above the national average of £26,000 and well above that of nurses, who average £31,000, and carers, who earn just £17,000.

Starmer can’t keep his vow of silence forever.

Whose side are you on, Keir?

Labor lost its historical connection to the working class when Comrade Corbyn was on everyone’s lips.

But it is not impossible to restore that ancient bond when Starmer stands up for working people against the vile railroad union militants who are about to bury us all in misery.

Starmer now loves to wrap himself in the Union Jack.

But how deep is Keir’s love for this country?

If Starmer’s patriotism is more than just a photo op, if Keir’s Union Jack is more than a pretty red, white and blue prop, then he must do everything in his power to prevent a summer of discontent.

And with Boris on the ropes – attacked by both embittered Remainers and disappointed Brexiteers, booed by royalists who refuse Partygate because the Queen was sitting alone at her husband’s funeral – Starmer could even make it as the next PM.

Because the voice of the working class is currently up for grabs.

But Keir Starmer has to say – VERY LOUD – that these strikes are completely insane.

The RMT wants an 11 percent pay rise, zero job losses and Boris Johnson’s head on a stick topped with a small diced pineapple.

Dream on brothers.

crippling country

It’s not enough for Starmer to say a few snotty words about unions, management and government coming together to work out a solution.

It’s not enough to grumble about empty banalities when millions of lives are being shattered, including students facing life-changing exams.

Do these children also have their rights?

Starmer is either on the side of our people this summer, or he’s on the side of politically motivated thugs who dream of toppling a democratically elected government.

RMT members are already far better off than most UK workers – well paid, with pensions and jobs that have only been kept alive with public funds during the lockdown.

We taxpayers spent £16 billion – £16 billion! – to keep the half-empty ghost trains running during lockdown.

You’re welcome, comrade! labor dispute? How about some gratitude?

We’ve just emerged from a global pandemic, but the hideous old dinosaurs who run the railroad unions plan to haul out 50,000 workers and cripple a country that’s just got off its knees.

Does Sir Keir have the backbone to fight for the rights of train passengers?

Is he eligible to be PM?

Or is Starmer the perennial political cliché – the cowardly Labor leader who humbly has to pluck his forelock at his union paymasters?

Time is not on Mick and Paul’s side

As recently as 2020, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney were exchanging bitter barbs about who was in the better band.

Macca says the Beatles were in a league of their own because their musical influences were so diverse.

Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney exchanged bitter barbs over who was in the better band in 2020

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Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney exchanged bitter barbs over who was in the better band in 2020Credit: Richard Young

Jagger insists no band comes close to the Stones because they’ve been rocking huge stadiums for half a century.

And when the Stones played Liverpool this week, Mick posed with some of the city’s most famous musical sights – but deliberately avoided anything Fab Four-related.

Jagger turns 79 next month. Paul turns 80 next week.

If they ever want to make up, maybe they should hurry.

Putin’s justice a joke

THE show trial of two Britons captured fighting for Ukraine had the stench of Nazi Germany.

We should be careful comparing countries and contemporary leaders to Nazis.

Britain's Aiden Aslin, left, and Shaun Pinner, right

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Britain’s Aiden Aslin, left, and Shaun Pinner, rightCredit: EPA

But in the case of Russia and Putin, the echoes are irrefutable.

Russia’s unprovoked, murderous invasion of a peaceful neighbor.

The forced deportations.
Mass rape as a form of terror. The killing of civilians, the camps.

Putin’s delight at the prospect of genocide

Now a kangaroo court has sentenced men who should be treated as prisoners of war to death.

Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace says Putin is copying the Hitler playbook, and for once the comparison doesn’t seem like an exaggeration.

French President Emmanuel Macron warns the West must not “humiliate” Vladimir Putin.

Nobody wants to humiliate this modern Hitler, monsieur.

We just want to see him dead in his bunker.

Cut it out, Tories

THERE IS a theory that the post-Boris Conservative Party must be led by someone who supported Brexit. I can’t see why.

Boris – Leave’s figurehead – seems embarrassed by some of the big promises he made in 2016.

Boris Johnson seems ashamed of some of the big promises he made in 2016

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Boris Johnson seems ashamed of some of the big promises he made in 2016Photo credit: Getty

Meanwhile, Liz Truss supported Remain but now looks like a true Brexit believer, having secured several post-Brexit trade deals when she was international trade secretary.

Who cares how they swung in 2016?

The British electorate is not remotely nostalgic.

And ‘getting Brexit done’ won’t win the next general election for Boris, any more than ‘getting WWII done’ won the 1945 election for Churchill.

Feel Owen’s agony

THEY say that being a father to boys worries you.

But as a father of girls, you do more than worry—you pray.

Footie ace Michael Owen with daughter Gemma

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Footie ace Michael Owen with daughter GemmaCredit: Instagram/themichaelowen

I imagine being the father of a 19-year-old girl performing on Love Island is a really, really hard prayer.

Michael Owen’s kneecaps must be pretty chafed by now after all that praying.
As you may have noticed, Michael’s eldest daughter Gemma is currently appearing on Love Island.

As the father of a 19 year old girl, my thoughts, sympathy and best wishes are understandably with Michael at this difficult time.

I would guess the star will avoid watching even a second of the show.

But it must keep a caring father up at night knowing his daughter is being courted by grinning guys in tiny swim trunks with biceps bigger than their brains.

And any father of a 19-year-old girl – a young woman – knows how he feels.

Because every father of a 19-year-old daughter feels a little bit like his girl is performing on Love Island.

Because this is about fathers and their daughters.

When a father sees his daughter growing up, even if she is a young adult finding her way in the world, he will easily remember when she was a little girl who wanted nothing more than a biscuit with jam in it and some glittery tinsel in her hair.

Gemma is clearly a vivacious, independent young woman who looks like the bikini was invented for her.

But for her dear old dad there will always be a secret chamber in his heart where Gemma is still the little girl he first held in his arms 19 years ago.

Very impressive

NO fanfare. No press release. Not a carefully choreographed advertising campaign.

That’s why it was so impressive that Prince William took to the streets to sell The Big Issue.

Prince William was spotted selling The Big Issue newspaper in London

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Prince William was spotted selling The Big Issue newspaper in LondonPhoto credit: Reuters

He did it because it’s important to him.

One of William’s first outings with his mother was meeting the homeless in 1993.

During lockdown he volunteered at a homeless shelter in Westminster.

He never looked more like his mother than he did when he sold The Big Issue.

He never looked like a decent man again.

Most notably, this all happened without a nifty promotional machine in tow.

Harry and Meghan would have had hair, makeup and a full Netflix camera crew.

gangster cops

AFTER the brutal behavior of French police at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, sentiment has descended to reflect on France hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympics in 2024.

French police are unable to control large crowds with the light touch.

They prefer to use tear gas.

Perhaps the next Olympic Games should be held in Qatar.

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