You couldn’t make it up:
The name Starmer comes from a name for a person whose personality or appearance called to mind a star. Starmer is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one’s personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Starmer comes from the Old English words sterre, or starre, which mean star, and would have been given to someone with a bright personality.
The family motto is Vive en espoir or Live in hope. Just so, without much expectation of success?
You’ve seen him with his oh-so-uncertain smile suggesting deep uncertainty. You’ve heard that whiney, nasal, schoolboy voice. The Starmers have clearly lost their alleged sparkle.
Now, to make Scots admire him more, he’s asked Boris Johnson to refuse another independence referendum, told his troops to abstain on the infernal market bill which undermines the very devolution he claims to be so proud of and he’s asked Gordon Brown to lead the campaign against the SNP.
He will go down in history as the man who….well, he’ll just go down in history.