‘What does he stand for?!’ Unrecognisable Keir Starmer making no impact in Scotland

Keir Starmer is ‘uninspiring’ says Tony Miklinski

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Tony Miklinski told Express.co.uk he believed people in Scotland would struggle to identify who the leader of the UK’s Labour Party was, as Sir Keir does not resonate with the Scottish public. The Scottish Tory added while Boris Johnson also has difficulty resonating with the people of Scotland, he is a well-recognised figure.

Mr Miklinski said: “Keir Starmer comes across as Mr reasonable, flexible but where does he stand exactly?

“He is very different from his predecessor, the things he says are much more sensible and mainstream.

“But I am not at all sure what he stands for and I am not really sure what he stands for in terms of what matters in Scotland and in particular independence.

“I think you would actually struggle for people to be able to name who the leader of the Labour Party was UK-wide if you were in Glasgow.

“He is not a commanding figure and he does not really resonate with the Scottish public.”

The Scottish Tory added: “You could say that not resonating with the Scottish public is true of Boris Johnson but he is well known.

“He is well recognised, nobody doubts who he is and what he stands for.

“So I think that Labour has got a real problem with the newness of the Scottish leader and the relatively uninspiring Keir Starmer.”

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During the same interview, Mr Miklinski stated the Labour Party has “paid the penalty” in Scotland as the party’s struggles north of the border are set to continue in the May 2021 elections.

The Scottish Tory added that Scottish Labour’s decision to replace Richard Leonard as the leader of the party with Anas Sarwar so close to the May parliamentary elections was “crass”.

Mr Miklinski said: “The Labour Party has got such a long way to go to become credible in Scotland again.

“They have paid the penalty for the years, decades, if not centuries of automatic entitlement to ruling the roost in Scotland.

“Or do they oppose it and become part of the unionist movement?

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“They became lazy, they stopped caring about the people they represented and they have paid the penalty.

“They no longer offer anything new, anything stimulating to the population.

“That is why their fall has been so great.

“So to swap leaders a matter of 60 to 70 days before a hugely important election is just crass.”

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