When people want to get on, they look to Tories not Labour – it truly reflects the nation it represents… – The Sun

SIR KEIR Rodney Starmer – Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB), King’s Counsel (KC), multi- millionaire – says that Rishi Sunak is out of touch.
Pot. Kettle. Black.
The Tories had the first Jewish Prime Minister. They had the first woman PM.
Now they have the first Hindu PM.
The ­Conservative Party truly reflects the nation it ­represents.
If anyone is out of touch, it is the Labour Party.
Despite its apocalyptic lead in the opinion polls, I predict that Labour are going to get a good hiding at the next General Election.
Because Labour does not understand the dreams of ordinary British people.
  Breaking  news — the working man and woman do not see themselves as a victim. We don’t expect the government to save us.
We expect the ­government to give us a fair chance to succeed on our merits.
Yes, Labour has worked out it will never get elected if its MPs openly despise this country.
Sir Keir is rarely seen without a Union Jack nearby and even got the comrades at the Labour conference to reluctantly warble the National Anthem.
But empathy with the British people takes more than some token flag- waving.
Labour can’t understand why Sunak is a Tory — when someone with his aspirational background could hardly be anything else.
While it is rightly celebrated that Sunak is the first Hindu leader of a major Western country, Rishi’s background would be totally familiar to anyone who has worked hard to build a better future for their kids — whatever their race: the emphasis placed by Sunak’s parents on hard work, education and family.
The steadfast refusal to whine — poor little me, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.
The belief that even in this unfair world, our ­country is still enough of a meritocracy to reward ­sacrifice and hard graft.
The inspirational story of the Sunak family is an ­eloquent argument for this country being the most inclusive place on Earth.
But the story of the mother and father who scrimped, saved and worked to give the Sunak children one of the best educations and better lives will ring a bell with every Brit who grew up on the poorer side of the tracks.
This is what ­Labour no longer understands.
Those of us who come from modest backgrounds do not want Labour’s pious, virtue- signalling pity.
We have our aspirations.
We are willing to work to make them come true.
And we have the shining example of our own parents, who grafted to give their children a better life than the one they knew.
It clearly enrages Labour to see someone from an ethnic background vote Tory.
But equally, it infuriates Labour when someone who is from a white working-class background sees their hopes reflected in the Conservatives.
“Working class Tory!” is the ultimate sneer among all those university-educated Labour Party toffs.
The bond between Labour and the working population has been smashed.
It was not Brexit that did it. It was not Jeremy ­Corbyn.
It was because Labour expects anyone from a modest background to ­identify as a victim.
And — as we see in Labour’s incensed reaction to Sunak stepping into 10 Downing Street — they despise us when we do not.
THE pandemic changed our relationship with our wardrobes for ever.
I have mates with racks of suits they will never wear again.
Meanwhile, Sophie Ellis-Bextor – one of the heroes of lockdown with her Kitchen Discos, broadcast live on Instagram – says she now looks at her high heels in horror.
“I’ve got well over 200 pairs,” sighs the mum of five. “After the lockdowns I looked at all the heels and I thought, ‘Why did I ever do that to my feet?’ ”
Because you looked so good in them, Sophie.
HOUSE Of The Dragon aired its season finale this week.
I watched every fire-breathing second of it because I believe Game Of Thrones is up there with Breaking Bad and The Sopranos – among the greatest TV shows ever made.
And HotD, starring Paddy Considine, was spectacularly . . . okay.
However, the first season of Game Of Thrones ended with Ned Stark’s head being chopped off – a jaw-dropping moment that nobody saw coming and could have probably concluded the saga right there and then.
While HotD ended with people in platinum blond wigs muttering of war. And begging HBO for a second season.
BBC presenter Martine Croxall always struck me as one of the corporation’s more inoffensive presenters.
There Martine sits, bovinely reading her autocue.
OK, so Martine is hardly Walter Cronkite or one of the Dimblebys.
But I found myself developing a soft spot for the presenter when she fought back tears when announcing Prince Philip’s death.
So how very odd that Croxall finds herself suspended for openly relishing the withdrawal of Boris Johnson from the Tory leadership race.
“Am I allowed to be this gleeful?” she chortled. Er, no. Not really.
But the political orthodoxy at the BBC is now so deeply ingrained, so buried within the corporation’s DNA, that it never even crossed Croxall’s mind that millions might object.
You know, the 14million or so who actually voted for Boris Johnson.
Even if not a single one of them is in the BBC canteen.
ECO-moron Madeleine Budd poured human faeces over a memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore but walked away from court with a suspended sentence.
It’s not even a slap on the wrist. What’s to stop her doing it again?
What’s to prevent her fellow activists desecrating priceless works of art? And blocking our roads?
Nothing. Because we are so pathetically soft on these destructive goons.
WHEN student Luke O’Connor was stabbed to death in the Fallowfield area of Manchester, the city’s Labour mayor, Andy Burnham, said he was “very worried” about knife crime in the city.
It is difficult to imagine a more pathetic response.
Being worried is no longer enough.
AFTER some vicious trolling, Strictly contestant Jayde Adams says that women “get it in the neck” on the show. It would be more accurate to say women get it in the neck on the toxic sewer of social media.
THE world is belatedly waking up to the fact that Kanye West is an awful, insufferable oaf.
Adidas and Gap have dropped West’s Yeezy products – said to bring in $1.5billion a year – from their stores and websites after he made some typically demented anti-Semitic remarks, and later claimed that he was the innocent victim of a “Jewish underground media mafia”.
“Adidas does not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other sort of hate speech,” said the giant German sportwear firm of West, who changed his name to Ye last year in another spasm of stupidity.
“Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous.”
But Kanye West’s behaviour has been unacceptable for years.
He stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV awards when Taylor Swift, still a teenager, was receiving an award that West, in his infinite wisdom, believed should have been given to Beyonce.
It was disgusting – an unforgivable act of bullying. And the world should have washed its hands of West the moment it happened.
But the world didn’t and the rapper has grown rich beyond imagination in the intervening years, not least because of his celebrity – he split from wife Kim Kardashian a year ago.
In the aftermath of his anti-Semitism rants, “Ye” has been dropped by his agents. Anna Wintour, supremo of Vogue, is boycotting him.
He was even briefly blocked on Twitter and Instagram, not best known for their moral compass.
“They can’t cancel us,” West gloated last year.
I think they just did, you horrible man.
And it should have happened in 2009, the moment Kanye West bullied the 19-year-old Taylor Swift.
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