Monday, 8th March 2021

Opportunity, the future, families: Keir Starmer's maddeningly vague political vision

No ifs, no buts. If we are to move ahead together into a brighter tomorrow we must commit to an incredibly vague set of statements no human being could really disagree with. 

We must proceed into the future, not the past

Yesterday is yesterday; today is today. Tomorrow, however, is tomorrow. And I put the government on notice of that fact. We are moving forward – one day at a time, if necessary.

Opportunity. That is a good thing, not a bad thing

There are some, no doubt, who would regard ‘opportunity’ as a dirty word; who would say ‘If an opportunity comes your way, pass it up’. We in the Labour Party are not anti-opportunity. We are also pro-food, and pro-fresh air.

No ifs, no buts – families

Everyone is a member of a family. If you are not a parent, or child, perhaps you are a member of the Sainsbury’s or Amazon family. Or maybe you have no relatives at all. In which case, you are in a family of one. For Labour, if you are in a family, and you all are, you come first.

The moment is now

This is the moment. Yes, that particular moment has now passed. But here is the next moment. Under Labour, the moment will always be the moment and the moment, no ifs, no buts, as we go forward into the future, is now.