Keir Starmer has perfect response after a confrontation with pub landlord spreading misinformation

Kate Plummer
Monday 19 April 2021 17:01
Politics

Keir Starmer has fired back with a ‘response’ to the confrontation he had in a Bath pub on Monday afternoon.

Posting on Twitter, he shared a link which he said was his response to the incident.

But when clicked, the link directed users to a government website inviting people to register to vote.

His response comes after the leader of the opposition was confronted by a pub landlord earlier today in Bath. Landlord of The Raven, Rod Humphris shouted: “Get out of my pub!” in scenes not seen since Peggy Mitchell ran the Queen Vic.

Humphris was angry about coronavirus restrictions including lockdowns which he perceived to have ruined the economy and quoted dubious statistics suggesting that the pandemic was not as serious at is it. He blamed Starmer for not holding the government to account for taking measures to save lives...

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Labour has confirmed that they will not be amplifying the incident and claimed the landlord was spreading ‘dangerous misinformation.’

While Starmer quickly schooled him about the pressure the NHS had been under and said he “profoundly disagreed” with him, Humphris remained unsettled and was restrained by security. Nevertheless, Starmer politely handed him his glasses before leaving the pub:

And Starmer had the last laugh and has used the incident to promote local democracy. After all, a series of mayoral elections take place on 6th May.

And reacting to the politicians’ veritable Dad joke, people gave kudos to the politician.

He even got a virtual smile out of Corbynite journalist Aaron Bastani:

But others seemed not to understand it:

All things considered, this is a politician who knows a thing or two about RickRolling.

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