There has never been a wannabe PM with more brass neck than Sir Keir Starmer
Starmer’s the one with form on pervs
DESPITE Labour’s despicable campaign that falsely claimed the PM does not want sex offenders jailed, Rishi Sunak has never run criminal prosecutions in this country.
In fact, it is the man behind these blatant smears who was directly in charge — and now stands convicted of rank hypocrisy.
The Sun on Sunday today reveals that in 2013, Sir Keir Starmer’s last year as Director of Public Prosecutions, the conviction rate of paedophiles, perverts and rapists plummeted.
Just 55 per cent of alleged sex offenders were convicted in that year, down from 61 per cent the previous year.
That meant hundreds of evil monsters were left free to walk the streets.
Of course, it may be that the then top prosecutor Sir Keir had other things weighing on his mind in 2013.
The highly ambitious Leftie was touting himself around for a safe berth as a Labour MP.
And much of his professional energies were devoted to the ultimately unsuccessful attempt to convict a number of innocent Sun journalists.
We expect politicians to display a certain amount of gall to gain power.
And as ex-Downing Street communications chief Sir Craig Oliver writes opposite, panic-stricken Labour has shown it is prepared to wade into the gutter in order to gain the keys to Number 10.
But the Labour leader’s shamelessly hypocritical attacks on Rishi show one thing: there has never been a wannabe PM with more brass neck than Sir Keir Starmer.
Pushing their luck
THE spectre of a “general” NHS strike by junior doctors and nurses is terrifying.
Up until now public opinion has been remarkably benign towards the strikers — perhaps a legacy of goodwill from the pandemic when we clapped our heroes.
But that sympathy may soon ebb after firebrand nursing boss Pat Cullen said the pay deal she had previously backed was suddenly insufficient.
Such flip-flopping is unlikely to endear her or her cause to patients already suffering from spiralling waiting lists.
PM’s smart move
SMART motorways — the scene of more than 70 deaths since their introduction — have proved a dumb development.
Far from helping the flow of traffic, they are dangerous.
So PM Rishi Sunak’s decision to ban new ones is welcome.
Let’s allow drivers to use their common sense.