New strategy documents for Sir Keir Starmer, Labour leader and BLM sympathiser, have been leaked, in which he planned to “use” the Union flag and veterans.
Sir Keir Starmer should pose with the Union flag and military personnel to reconnect Labour with traditional voters, according to a leaked “rebranding” plan.
Labour must make “use of the [Union] flag, veterans [and] dressing smartly” as part of a radical rebranding to help it win back the trust of disillusioned voters, according to an internal strategy presentation.
The strategy, presented to officials by the party’s Head of Research last month, stresses the need for a more patriotic image in the wake of the disastrous Jeremy Corbyn era.
Labour insisted the presentation was based on in-depth research by the Republic agency dating from September, and was not written by party officials.
According to The Guardian, party officials were told during the presentation last month that voters were confused about “what we stand for, and what our purpose is, but also who we represent”.
It is aimed at what the Labour Party calls “foundation seats” – otherwise known as the “Red Wall” – many of which are constituencies that the Conservative Party won in 2019, resulting in a landslide election victory.
Meanwhile, Sir Keir appears to be attempting to shake off his reputation for facing both ways on issues like Brexit, including by demanding blanket Covid “quarantine hotel” rules for UK arrivals, and making a bold call for teachers to be prioritised for vaccinations over half-term.