Starmer sacks shadow transport minister for appearing on picket line

WeeGord

Well-known member
One minute he's getting pelters for being too soft and now he's getting pelters for sacking someone who didn't abide by the rules.

I fully support the strikes as I'm sure the majority of Labour MPs do. However, if the front bench MPs appear en masse its an own goal; Tory media in a frenzy about how the Labour Party have brought te country to its knees.

If he hadn't been sacked then Labour would have looked daft after rightly making a scene over the multiple rule breaking at No 10.

Sam Tarry surely knew this would happen and despite that has undermined his party Leadership and given the Tories something to crow over.
 

Piccadilly Day Tripper

Well-known member
Starmer has been so concerned with not scaring the horses and winning back voters who might be described as small 'c' conservatives he has forgotten to keep appealling to the mass of voters who actually back the RMT's position and want to support Labour. This feels a bit like when Corbyn was so wishy-washy on Labour's brexit position that they lost any ability to push for a much needed second referendum to ratify how UK left the EU.
 

RoaryTheLion

Active member
One minute he's getting pelters for being too soft and now he's getting pelters for sacking someone who didn't abide by the rules.

I fully support the strikes as I'm sure the majority of Labour MPs do. However, if the front bench MPs appear en masse its an own goal; Tory media in a frenzy about how the Labour Party have brought te country to its knees.

If he hadn't been sacked then Labour would have looked daft after rightly making a scene over the multiple rule breaking at No 10.

Sam Tarry surely knew this would happen and despite that has undermined his party Leadership and given the Tories something to crow over.
Reasonable points but they must surely be secondary considerations when compared to upholding the fundamental dogma that the party is, allegedly, founded upon.
 

bumface

Well-known member
Disgraceful but in keeping with the pledge-breaking, non-committal, pandering-to-tiny-fragments-of-Tory-voters approach so far.

We can only hope he’s standing in front of a Union Jack when interviewed about it on the news later.
Careful mate. Whenever I say that kind of thing about Starmer on here BoroFur turns up at my house and does a poo on my patio.
 

viv_andersons_nana

Well-known member
You can support the strike without being on the picket line. Starmer was right to sack him. The only disgrace here is Sam tarry who was elected on a Labour ticket then ignores his leader.
Be interesting to see Tarry’s voting record to that of, say, Christian Wakeford, who Starmer welcomed into the Labour party despite Wakeford spending 20 years actively campaigning and voting against it.
 
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