Keir Starmer has attempted to launch a personality by claiming his nickname is “Special K” but it's backfired.
On a visit to the Kellogg’s factory in Manchester this morning, the Labour leader joked with reporters and said he shared a name with one of the cereal manufacturer’s well-known brands, saying: “I’ve been dubbed Special K since I was born.”
“K for Keir,” he added in case it needed explaining.
Oh @Keir_Starmer - you are a treasure ... Special K - K for Keir 🥰🥰 https://t.co/NvT0eSk5aU
But reacting to his quip, some people wondered why no-one had told Starmer, the former director of public prosecutions, that “Special K” is not just an innocent breakfast cereal, but also a reported nickname for the drug ketamine:
In Taiwan 'Special K' has an entirely different meaning, one which Keir's proud use of would likely mark him as a p… https://t.co/O3SzoDvl1J