Well now the new Leader of the Opposition has found himself in the middle of the weekly “clap for carers” furore. Welcome to the club, Sir Keir Starmer...
So what happened?
A tweet went viral that accused Starmer of saying “did you get what you need?” to a cameraman out of shot as he partook in the weekly clap for key workers. The footage was broadcast on Sky News and the tweet was framed in a way that seemed to be calling Starmer out.
The tweet generated hundreds of retweets before, rather dramatically, the cameraman who Starmer was supposedly talking to swooped in to put the record straight.
Marc Steven said that Starmer asked him as a way to clear the path to bring his daughter – who was out of shot, presumably to avoid being filmed while still participating in the clap – back over from across the road.
I’m that cameraman he was talking to - he asked me as a way to clear the path to bring his daughter over from acros… https://t.co/RYmRdWRaDj