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Tory smear marketing campaign towards Keir Starmer backfires

The newest Tory smear marketing campaign towards Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer has spectacularly backfired.

The Tory supporting Telegraph, has been digging into Starmer’s authorized profession, blaming him for being a lawyer and making an attempt to pin the blame for what his shoppers did on him.

In an indication of simply how determined the Tories are, the Telegraph ran a headline of ‘Starmer helped free a few of UK’s most harmful prisoners’, highlighting of their piece the shoppers the Labour chief represented.

The determined try to smear the Labour chief led to accusations that the Telegraph had descended into the ‘gutter press’.

Reacting to the story, LBC’s James O’Brien stated on his present: “Downing Road’s plan is now so determined that they’ve determined to assault Keir Starmer, the previous lawyer, for working as a lawyer, when he was a lawyer.”

Professor Alan Lester posted on X: “The @Telegraph’s slide into the far proper gutter continues. It has raked via decades-old authorized circumstances wherein Keir Starmer did his job to attempt to pin the blame for what his shoppers did on him.

“It even tries to counsel that appearing as a barrister for defendants relatively than prosecution means he’s towards the rule of legislation. No matter I’d take into consideration Starmer, this type of assault is harmful for attorneys. You aren’t upholding the rule of legislation if you assault the way in which our justice system works.”

One other social media consumer wrote: “It appears to me, all @Telegraph has succeeded in doing is mentioning that Keir Starmer was good at being a legal lawyer.”

Basit Mahmood is editor of Left Foot Ahead

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