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Keir Starmer should not gone on holiday during cost of living crisis

El Bore-ado

STRIKES, drought, massive energy bills, a broken NHS and a looming recession.

Anyone could be forgiven for fleeing the country for a bit of a break.

You might have thought Sir Keir Starmer would hang around to stick up for the little people during this epic cost-of-living crisis

You might have thought Sir Keir Starmer would hang around to stick up for the little people during this epic cost-of-living crisis

Except, perhaps, the man who wants to be Prime Minister.

You might have thought Sir Keir Starmer would hang around to stick up for the little people during this epic cost-of-living crisis.

Instead, the only plate he’s stepped up to this week was full of patatas bravas as he checked out the Costa living in Majorca.

Perhaps Sir Beer noticed his cervezas were a little dearer this year.

Tanned and rested, he finally turned up yesterday to that cauldron of working people’s concern, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Grandly, he claimed Labour had been offering solutions to the crisis for at least 12 months.

In a tired old retread he cited his plan to insulate every home in Britain.

Once again, he failed to mention that to make every home carbon-neutral would cost well over £600billion and take decades to achieve.

His only other offer has been a windfall tax, latterly and reluctantly taken up in limited form by the Tories.

It may feel like the 1970s at the moment.

But all Starmer has to offer — like his predecessor Gordon Brown suggesting nationalising energy firms — is a return to the discredited socialist principles of that dreadful decade.

Give us a break…

Salman horror

HE was on stage in New York to take part in a lecture on free speech and explain why America is a safe asylum for the exiled and the hunted.

But last night Salman Rushdie was left fighting for life after a shocking public assault.

Salman Rushdie was left fighting for life after a shocking public assault

Salman Rushdie was left fighting for life after a shocking public assaultCredit: Getty – Contributor

Three decades after Iran’s Ayatollah issued the fatwa that left him forever looking over his shoulder, it appears the mad mullahs finally got to him.

Because make no mistake, whatever the warped motives of the knifeman responsible, the twisted ideology of Iran’s leadership is at the root of this shocking and contemptible terror attack.

We pray Mr Rushdie can defy them once more.

Woe Biden

THIS weekend marks a year since Sleepy Joe Biden’s sickening betrayal of the Afghan people.

His treachery left 600 heroic British paratroopers high and dry as the chaotic mass evacuation unfolded around them.

This weekend marks a year since Sleepy Joe Biden’s sickening betrayal of the Afghan people

This weekend marks a year since Sleepy Joe Biden’s sickening betrayal of the Afghan peopleCredit: Reuters

And what have been the consequences?

Women and girls denied basic rights and education and total economic collapse.

And a murderous Taliban regime interested only in restoring it as the cradle of international terrorism.

Let the name of Kabul be forever carved on Biden’s tomb.