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Starmer: All The Pledges In Labour's 2019 Manifesto Ditched

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naomi24 | 09:53 Thu 30th Jun 2022 | News
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"We’re starting from scratch, the slate is wiped clean," he says... but as yet, no indication of what he has in mind. I wait with bated breath - as no doubt do the Unions ... and his Party.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/keir-starmer-ditches-last-labour-manifesto_uk_62badcbfe4b080fb670a2baa

Bye bye Kier?

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Corbyn produced it.
Labour lost massively.
Do you really expect them to stick with it ?

There is another General Election in 2 years time, so they are producing a new manifesto. Some things will be retained, but most of it will be new. Times change, Brexit is done, so Labour and the Conservative Manifestos will be significantly different in 2024.
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The only thing I 'expect', Gromit, is his departure.
// no indication of what he has in mind. //

Labour Policy is made at Conference. Voted in or out by the delegates, be them MPs, councillors, unions or members.
Starmer and his cabinet colleagues compile the manifesto from everything the membership has voted for. Obviously they will cherry pick what they perceive as vote winners, and dump the more looney (there will be some) ideas.

Before you knock Labour, how many pledges have the Conservatives delivered from their 2019 manifesto? Not many.
// The only thing I 'expect', is his departure. //

I don’t.

Ta-ra :-)
He can put what he likes in it, he ain't getting they keys to no 10!
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//how many pledges have the Conservatives delivered from their 2019 manifesto? //

Maybe they've been busy dealing with the urgent stuff, eh? Just a thought.
Gromit
//Times change, Brexit is done,//

Ish, of a fashion, best wait and see how that pans out.
The oven-ready deal is actually a ding-ding dinner with changing ingredients, Johnson hasn’t stuck to the recipe.
Frankly I think the whole idea of a manifesto is crass. Too detailed and just gives ammo to the opposition when, inevitably it gets deviated from due to circumstances. Frankly I don't want a government that sticks to it's own predefined straight jacket regardless. Lets just have some general statements of direction and broad intent no more than a leaflet really.
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//how many pledges have the Conservatives delivered from their 2019 manifesto? //

/Maybe they've been busy dealing with the urgent stuff, eh? Just a thought./

Absolutely. Pishing it up Fridays and Saturdays in a lockdown after clapping key workers on a Thursday was top priority, along with an ABBA party.
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//Frankly I think the whole idea of a manifesto is crass. Too detailed and just gives ammo to the opposition when, inevitably it gets deviated from due to circumstances. Frankly I don't want a government that sticks to it's own predefined straight jacket regardless. Lets just have some general statements of direction and broad intent no more than a leaflet really.//

I actually agree with that.
Often a government has to think on its feet, that’s a proper test of mettle.
Sadly at the moment the current lot are found wanting in all areas, too busy distracted by saving Big Dog on a weekly basis. If he was gone they might be able to focus properly.
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Haha! Yes, it's been a laugh a minute, FatticusInch. A nice easy ride. :o)
Fatti: "I actually agree with that. " - I need a lie down!
naomi24
//Haha! Yes, it's been a laugh a minute, FatticusInch. A nice easy ride. :o)//

Glad you found it funny.
They were certainly laughing at all of us in Downing St.
As usual, a politician is doing something that would render him incapable of speech if his opposite number had done the same thing.

For Sir Keir to trumpet his support for Corbyn's loony ideas, and then ditch them, is a spectacular example of how politicians change with the weather, which is not actually a criticism, as long as they do not become the definition of hypocrisy when others do the same.
I'm with TTT, a general roadmap and simple statement of intent is all that is required. In other words "We will look at ......"

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