There’s never been a PM wannabe with more brass than Sir Keir Starmer
Starmer is the one with form on perverts
DESPITE Labor’s despicable campaign to falsely claim the Prime Minister does not want sex offenders in prison, Rishi Sunak has never brought criminal proceedings in this country.
In fact, it was the man behind these blatant slanders who was directly responsible – and has now been convicted of flagrant hypocrisy.
The Sun on Sunday today reveals that in 2013, Sir Keir Starmer’s last year as chief of public prosecution, conviction rates for paedophiles, perverts and rapists fell sharply.
Only 55 percent of suspected sex offenders were convicted this year, down from 61 percent last year.
That meant hundreds of evil monsters were released to roam the streets.
It may of course be that the then chief prosecutor, Sir Keir, had other things on his mind in 2013.
The highly ambitious left was campaigning for a secure seat as a Labor MP.
And he devoted much of his professional energies to an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to convict a number of innocent Sun journalists.
We expect a certain amount of cheek from politicians in order to come to power.
And as former Downing Street communications chief Sir Craig Oliver writes opposite, the panicked Labor Party has shown they are prepared to wade into the gutter to get the keys to Number 10.
But the Labor leader’s shamelessly hypocritical attacks on Rishi show one thing: there has never been a PM wannabe with more brassiness than Sir Keir Starmer.
push your luck
THE specter of a ‘general’ NHS strike by young doctors and nurses is chilling.
So far, public opinion towards the strikers has been remarkably benevolent – perhaps a legacy of goodwill from the pandemic as we applauded our heroes.
But that sympathy could soon wane after Pat Cullen, the chief of nursing, said the pay deal she previously supported was suddenly inadequate.
Such a flip-flop is unlikely to endear her or her cause to patients already suffering from spiraling waiting lists.
PM’s smart move
SMART highways – the scene of more than 70 deaths since their inception – have turned out to be a foolish development.
Far from helping traffic flow, they are dangerous.
Therefore, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to ban new ones is to be welcomed.
Let the drivers use their common sense.