Keir Starmer faces devastation as voters ‘dissatisfied’ with Labour’s lacklustre stances
Labour: Dissatisfaction amongst voters has 'risen' says expert
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Former Labour Special advisor Simon Fletcher insisted that Labour Party voters were growing more dissatisfied with the party. While speaking on Newsnight with Emily Maitlis, he insisted the Party is struggling due to a lack of clarity to the public on what they stand for. He added that initially, Sir Keir Starmer had support for his broad stances on issues, however, now that has worked against the party.
Mr Fletcher said: “In terms of the present situation, my view is that we have gone through a period where Keir’s initial presence on the scene as leader he was doing well in the polls.
“There was public support for the broad approach that he was taking.
“But as we have gone into the year, a lack of definition, a lack of understanding amongst the public about where the Labour Party stands has started to cause us problems.
“One of the drives of that has been amongst our own supporters.
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“We have seen dissatisfaction among Labour supporters has risen.
“So really what I would like to see coming out of the by-election whatever happens across the summer, is a much greater definition as to where the Labour Party stands.
Ms Maitlis highlighted the many key issues that Labour doesn’t talk about in great detail.
She said: “That is the thing, there are lots of things that the Labour Party doesn’t feel it can talk about right now.
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“They seem to have ruled out talking about Brexit, ruled out talking about economic problems, ruled out talking about anything that could put them in a culture war, EU citizens rights or residency etc.
“They can’t really talk about spending because the Government is outspending them, what is left, what should be the pitch?
The former Labour advisor noted that spending and the economy are areas the party should focus on.
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He said: “You mentioned spending and the economy and I think there is the potential for us to assemble something that can start to bring people together.
“If we look across the Atlantic to Joe Biden in America.
“He is doing something that I don’t think anyone expected him to do.
“That is the level of expenditure and the taxation that goes along with it in order to transform the economy.”
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