Lord Keir Starmer reiterates calls for general election to oust ‘zombie’ Tory government after coup against Boris: Labor leader taunts: ‘Carry on’
- Keir Starmer has repeatedly called for a general election to oust the “zombie” Tories
- Labor leader accuses Boris Johnson of ‘squatting in Downing Street’
- Sir Keir said the country needed a “fresh start” and a new government
Sir Keir said the country needed a “fresh start” and called for an early general election.
Keir Starmer has repeatedly called for a general election to oust a ‘zombie’ Tory government, taunting ‘bring it on’
“Each of the main candidates to replace him has spent the last year touring TV studios repeating his lies and supporting his reign,” Mr Starmer wrote in Sunday mirror. “They can’t try to wash their hands of him now.”
He said there was an infighting in the government when politicians announced their candidacy for prime minister, with a backbencher calling it a “Downing Street nightmare”.
It has also been compared to the Upside Down horror world of Stranger Things.
Sir Keir argued that a fourth new Conservative prime minister in six years would not give the country a fresh start, calling it a “recipe” for the same.
“It is time for proper change,” he wrote. “Not the new captain of the sinking Tory ship, but a Labor government ready to restore energy to Britain.”
He vowed to make a difference on crime, pay and the NHS, claiming his party had “practical solutions” rather than “slogans”.
“We will lead the whole country, not jeopardize its future,” he added, rebuking any “pact” or “negotiations” with the SNP.
The Labor leader accused Boris Johnson of “squatting in Downing Street”. Pictured is Mr Johnson during a visit to the constituency
“While the Tories and Nationalists work together to create divisions, Labor is the party of the greater United Kingdom,” he wrote.
Sir Keir claimed the new prime minister would not “clean up the rotten culture” in the Conservative Party.
“Only by eliminating many of them will Britain get the fresh start it needs,” he added.
“This is why we need a general election now. My message to the Tories is simple: keep going.”