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Started by breakfast on Jun 14, 2022 11:16:03 PM
Stop calling me BORING! pleads Sir Drear, I mean Keir
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widenation - 14 Jun 2022 23:20:17 (#1 of 583)

He does need to lose the lawyer schtick somewhat. More gestures, pointing at backbenchers etc.

DesEsseintes - 14 Jun 2022 23:23:44 (#2 of 583)

I am reminded of Steve 'Interesting' Davis.

widenation - 14 Jun 2022 23:23:46 (#3 of 583)

Grow a beard, get an (inoffensive) tat and wear short sleeved shirt perhaps.

breakfast - 14 Jun 2022 23:27:31 (#4 of 583)

I feel like this shadow cabinet meeting backfired somewhat.

https://mobile.twitter.com/LoreleiKing/status/1536
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Mazzarin - 14 Jun 2022 23:28:21 (#5 of 583)

He'll end up doing a Sandy in Grease.

popstar7 - 14 Jun 2022 23:29:08 (#6 of 583)

He’s not actually boring, but he does sound boring. It’s the voice -

Even if he and his team had prepared a decent visual presentation of the statement they would still have been left with the problem of Starmer’s voice: nasal, reedy, pinched. I’m not sure how many voters would explicitly mention it, but I am sure that for many of them his voice alone is a reason not to listen to him, and for some, a reason to dislike him. I realise this is quite a personal criticism, and it can verge on mean - another reason that commentators, sympathetic ones at least, don’t like to dwell on it. But the sound of a leader’s speaking voice is such an important factor in politics that it shouldn’t be avoided.

https://ianleslie.substack.com/p/we-need-to-talk-about-keir-starmers?

breakfast - 14 Jun 2022 23:32:22 (#7 of 583)

Yep. People have mentioned that here before. Voice training would help.

That and appearing more relaxed/sure of himself politically.

levelgaze - 14 Jun 2022 22:33:51 (#8 of 583)

God that is such a sad headline.

DesEsseintes - 14 Jun 2022 23:42:59 (#9 of 583)

He could dress better too.

More Andy Burnham or something.

breakfast - 14 Jun 2022 23:44:01 (#10 of 583)

Samfr

A lot of people respond to stuff about Starmer being boring saying "we want boring" or "why is boring a problem" - it's certainly better than incompetent liar but politicians should be able to communicate their ideas and beliefs effectively - it's a pretty key part of the job.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Samfr/status/1536764377
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donttellhimpike - 14 Jun 2022 23:44:40 (#11 of 583)

Here's a crazy idea. Instead of wanking about having voice lessons or employing a stylist, why not, and I know this is going to sound crazy, announce some actual policies that will radically improve people's lives?

breakfast - 14 Jun 2022 23:45:08 (#12 of 583)

Because you need both?

popstar7 - 14 Jun 2022 23:45:12 (#13 of 583)

That is his other problem.

DesEsseintes - 14 Jun 2022 23:53:15 (#14 of 583)

Pipe smoking is out of the question nowadays I imagine.

levelgaze - 14 Jun 2022 22:55:08 (#15 of 583)

Difficult to recover from asking your troops to stop calling you boring. It's very sad.

Macpaddy - 14 Jun 2022 23:59:02 (#16 of 583)

The irony of the dreary continous dull name calling is great.

fogsake - 15 Jun 2022 00:15:14 (#17 of 583)

The tories aren't above a bit of clowning around. Maybe he could try that. A centrist answer to the power stance.

Some kind of thrust.

widenation - 15 Jun 2022 00:23:25 (#18 of 583)

Yep - the prison officer look (short sleeves, tat & beard) - or perhaps more subtle - and just grind Johnson down at PMQs like J Crace does in his column.

moto748 - 15 Jun 2022 17:26:42 (#19 of 583)

#11

Radical stuff! Starmer priorities appear to be

1. I'm not Jeremy Corbyn

2. (a long way back) I'm not Boris Johnson.

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 Jun 2022 18:30:03 (#20 of 583)

These are significant things in his favour.

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