Voting for the new leader began on Monday and the final three candidates were quick to deliver their pitches to prospective voters. But Sir Keir’s EU vow backfired as people on Twitter tore his policy apart. The leadership favourite said he “will have to see what the situation is in 2024” when asked if he would consider attempting to get the UK into a Norway-style EU agreement.
His comments were made despite the fact Labour lost many of its Leave-voting northern seats.
And people were quick to pounce on his pledge.
One wrote: “Well, that’s Not happening anytime in the next 5 years, even if he wins!”
Another said: “So Keir Starmer wants to bring back EU freedom of movement, it might help him with the left wing Marxist but it’s great news for us #Conservatives as it means that Labour will be out of power for a generation.”
A third replied: “This is exactly why Labour lost the GE!
“None of them have a clue.”
A fourth said: “That’s him and Labour dead in the water then.”
While a fifth responded: “The election where they got plastered was only 2 months ago & these Muppeteers still dont get it! Cloth ears!
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