HAS anyone seen Sir Keir Starmer recently?
As the Partygate saga raged, he was never more than yards from a television studio, seriously calling for resignations or a police investigation.
Yet when it comes to a livelihood crisis that is dragging millions into real misery, he is nowhere to be seen.
No leadership. . . no ideas . . . nothing at all. All we have heard from the official Labor Party is a scathing critique of outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson for delaying his honeymoon.
Instead, it was left to Gordon Brown to take on the role of leader of the opposition – despite the fact that he was booted out of No 10 some 12 years ago after chronically mistreating the economy.
The left-wing Guardian newspaper describes Sir Keir as “on leave” – not the best looks for a man professing to be a prime minister-on-waiting.
For his part, Mr Brown observes: “Time and the tide wait for no man. Neither do crises.
“They don’t take vacations and don’t politely set up the fire.” Well, quite.
There are rumors of a possible sighting of the Labor leader at an event later in the day.
The great danger for Sir Keir is that when he finally turns off the “absence” and gets back to work, he’ll talk so flimsy that no one will notice.
TIME IS UP
Yesterday’s Downing Street summit with energy chiefs delivered warm words and promises to work together in the interests of “national unity”.
But anyone hoping for concrete help with bills was sorely disappointed – the Prime Minister insisted it had to be a decision for his successor.
This is despite the latest forecasts predicting the average family will soon find themselves paying £5,000 a year.
As we are announcing today, options for another contingency package are being worked out in the fall.
The new prime minister must be ready to announce the details within days of taking office on September 6th.
As for the energy companies that have amassed obscene profits on the back of Putin’s illegal war, what is their excuse for not offering a helping hand now?
Thanks to Dame Deborah James’ campaign, thousands of people are getting early screening for colon cancer.
NHS figures show 96,774 people were waiting for the potentially life-saving tests in June – 9,000 more than at the same time last year.
As Genevieve Edwards, CEO of Bowel Cancer UK says: “Colon cancer has never been in the spotlight so brightly.”
What an inspiring life Debs has had. And what an amazing legacy.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5982098/keir-starmer-cost-of-living/ Keir Starmer is so bland that no one notices his absence during a livelihood crisis