Gloating Keir Starmer repeats demands for a general election to oust ‘zombie’ Tory government

Gloating Keir Starmer repeats demands for a general election to oust ‘zombie’ Tory government after cabinet coup against Boris: Labour leader taunts: ‘Bring it on’

  • Keir Starmer has repeated calls for a general election to oust  ‘zombie’ Tories
  • The Labour leader accused Boris Johnson of ‘squatting in Downing Street’
  • Sir Keir said that the country needs a ‘fresh start’ and a new government 

Keir Starmer has repeated demands for a general election to oust the ‘zombie’ Tory government, taunting ‘bring it on’.

The Labour leader accused Boris Johnson of ‘squatting in Downing Street‘, following his announcement on Thursday that the country needed a new prime minister.

Sir Keir said that the country needs a ‘fresh start’ and called for an urgent general election.

Keir Starmer has repeated demands for a general election to oust the 'zombie' Tory government, taunting 'bring it on'

Keir Starmer has repeated demands for a general election to oust the ‘zombie’ Tory government, taunting ‘bring it on’

‘Every one of the main candidates to replace him has spent the last year touring the TV studios parroting his lies and propping up his reign,’ Mr Starmer wrote in the Sunday Mirror. ‘They can’t now attempt to wash their hands of him.’ 

He said that the government has fallen to infighting as politicians declare their candidacy for the premiership, with a backbencher calling it ‘Nightmare on Downing Street’.

It has also been compared to the horror world of Stranger Things’ ‘Upside Down’.

Sir Keir argued that a fourth new Conservative Prime Minister in the last six years will  not bring the country a fresh start, calling it a ‘recipe’ for more of the same.

‘It’s time for proper change,’ he wrote. ‘Not a new captain of the sinking Tory ship, but a Labour government ready to re-energise Britain.’

He pledged to make a difference on crime, pay and the NHS, arguing that his party has ‘practical solutions’ and not ‘slogans’.

‘We are going to govern for the whole country, not put its future at risk,’ he added, rebuking any ‘pact’ or ‘negotiation’ with the SNP.

The Labour leader accused Boris Johnson of 'squatting in Downing Street'. Pictured, Mr Johnson on a constituency visit

The Labour leader accused Boris Johnson of ‘squatting in Downing Street’. Pictured, Mr Johnson on a constituency visit 

‘While the Tories and the nationalists work in lockstep to sew divisions, Labour is the party of a more United Kingdom,’ he wrote.

Sir Keir argued that a new Prime Minister will not ‘clean out the rotten culture’ in the Conservative Party.

‘Only by booting out the lot of them will Britain get the fresh start it needs,’ he added.

‘That’s why we need a general election now. My message to the Tories is simple: bring it on.’  

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