I voted for Starmer in the leadership contest, and while that was primarily a vote against Long-Bailey, I was also relatively optimistic (it was the month before Covid). What I am saying that I find Starmer increasingly unlikeable and I decreasingly believe he's likely to beat Johnson. I also believe that while Labour is still head and shoulders above this government in how they are likely to run the country, I'm very worried that such a prominent lover of lockdowns is genuinely not in tune with my most deeply-held principles.
Mods note - split from this thread:https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/will-keir-starmer-last.216099/
No one likes lockdowns. But Starmer recognised early on that they are the only way of stopping the virus raging out of control, and that the quicker you lockdown, the quicker it's over. Delaying the lockdowns only made things worse - lockdowns needed to be longer and more deaths ensued.
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