The Rise of Red Tories: How Starmer’s Labour Abandons Leftist Principles

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With each calculated move, it becomes increasingly evident that Starmer’s grand stratagem extends far beyond resolving the thorny issues plaguing Britain. Rather, his every action seems meticulously orchestrated to compound crises, capitalising on public frustrations to fundamentally shift the nation’s political trajectory rightward – all while eviscerating what little remains of the left-wing movement.

His latest proclamation epitomises this insidious agenda: an outright rejection of safe routes for refugees. A stance that not only defies basic humanitarian principles but actively exacerbates the very problem it purports to solve.

For the reality remains stark: until safe, legal routes and equitable asylum processing are established at the EU’s borders, desperate people will continue risking their lives on the treacherous high seas.

Starmer announced his so-called “solutions” yesterday that amount to little more than hollow posturing – he shows about as much chance of stemming that tide as the mighty King Canute did of commanding back the ocean tides centuries ago.

An exercise in futility, achieving nothing but further emboldening the far-right’s anti-immigrant fervour.

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With no viable pathways established, we bear witness to a grim paradox: genuine refugees pushed aside as criminal gangs profit from smuggling economic migrants across the Channel. All the while, the British public is bombarded with images of streams of able-bodied young men arriving on our shores – fuelling the reactionary narrative that paints these asylum seekers not as those fleeing conflict and persecution, but as opportunists abusing our nation’s generosity.

If you cannot see how this entire debacle is cultivating populist politics that will inevitably culminate in catastrophe, then you are wilfully blind. It is fomenting a xenophobic frenzy, one that the political establishment will be forced to placate through increasingly draconian measures – lest they be branded as “soft” on immigration.

Addressing the root causes of migration and improving asylum procedures are key to managing migration effectively. While some may be concerned about increased immigration, well-run processing centres on the Mediterranean coast could streamline asylum claims and prevent dangerous journeys across Europe. This could improve safety for both migrants and European citizens.

Then again perhaps it is time to embrace the deluge, but not through inaction. Rather, we must redirect our energies towards building – erecting sustainable, humanitarian solutions at the source instead of bombing regions into further disrepair. For that would be the only practical first step towards resolving any refugee crisis.

Starmer and his Labour ilk have made their loyalties unambiguous: transfixed by chasing the ever-rightward drift of the electorate, they have abandoned any pretence of progressive values. Their pursuit of power has reduced them to mere cogs in perpetuating a vicious cycle of division and demonisation.

They do not deserve your vote. Instead, consider lending your support to parties that remain moored to principles of economic and social justice: the Workers’ Party of Britain, TUSC – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, Independent Left, or Greens.

For the path forward lies not with these Red Tories, but with those willing to boldly defy the establishment’s reactionary currents.

Never Vote Tory, Red or Blue – that must be our rallying cry if we hope to navigate Britain towards a future of compassion, equity, and human dignity for all.

Alternatively: ‘If You Want a Picture of the Future, Imagine a Boot Stamping on a Human Face – for Ever’ – George Orwell

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