Obama Secretly Coaching UK's Leftist Opposition Party on How to Win Power
Former President hosted two senior Labour MPs
Former President Barack Obama has been coaching the UK's leftist Labour Party on how to take back power in the next election.
The Labour Party, which campaigned against Brexit along with Obama in 2016, has been receiving coaching from Obama on how to gain power.
Obama hosted two senior Labour MPs, party leader Sir Keir Starmer and controversial Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, on to they can achieve power as a “progressive” party.
What was said in the meeting remains unknown, but Lammy reports that the issues of media and campaign funding were discussed.
“It really is about how progressive parties win and how Labour can fight back in an environment where our opponents have 10-to-one more funds than us,” the MP told The Observer.
“Obviously, in the United States there is Fox News, but we have similar challenges in the UK,” he claimed.
“Getting our message across and learning collectively is really important.”
Labor currently has a nine-point lead over the ruling Conservative Party, according to polling published by The Observer.
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Former Labour leader Tony Blair recently warned the party has little chance of winning any elections should they continue fighting the culture wars.
“We should openly embrace liberal, tolerant but common-sensical positions on the ‘culture’ issues, and emphatically reject the ‘wokeism’ of a small though vocal minority,” Blair wrote in an opinion piece in The Times.
Labour has largely continued down the road of “progressive” politics with both Starmer and Lammy heavily pushing for Black Lives Matter-style policies.
“George Floyd looked like me, he could have been me,” Lammy said earlier this year, vowing that Labour would increase “diversity in positions of power so that decisions are made by people who are representative of the public.”
As the Observer reported, Obama’s relationship with Mr. Starmer is a total about-face from his strained ties with Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour leader and now independent MP who he dismissed as too far-left during a 2016 interview.
The US president attacked Labour during his final month in office, claiming that Mr. Corbyn was far to the left of Sen Bernie Sanders, the champion of much of the US progressive movement, and claimed that the Democratic Party would not follow Labour’s lead because it was “grounded in reality."
Obama’s own efforts to help Joe Biden’s campaign in 2020 were well-documented.
He only endorsed Biden after Sanders conceded his bid for the Democratic nomination, and campaigned with Biden as he did with Hillary Clinton in the final days of the 2016 election.