Which one of us can say we’ve never been kicked out of a pub before? Labour leader Keir Starmer certainly can’t after he was seen being thrown out of a pub by an ‘incandescent landlord’ earlier today.
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Rod Humphries, who runs The Raven pub in Bath, yelled at Starmer to ‘get out’ during a heated row over lockdown restrictions, and looked like he was about to dash him out onto the street Uncle Phil-style before Starmer’s security intervened:
The landlord of The Raven pub in Bath has kicked out Sir Keir Starmer during the Labour leader’s walkabout in the city pic.twitter.com/7byQt2bFqW
— PA Media (@PA) April 19, 2021
Wild stuff. Apparently Mr. Humphries was vexed with Starmer for ‘failing to ask if lockdown was functioning’. He told reporters:
I had heard that the Labour Party were coming round and he turned up and I told him what I thought of him, basically.
I think he has utterly failed us as the leader of the Opposition, he has completely failed to ask the questions that needed asking, like, why did we throw away our previous pandemic preparedness?
Why have we just accepted lockdown? Why have we just accepted the loss of all our freedoms?
In response, Sir Keir said:
I’m afraid I profoundly disagree. I think the vast majority of people here in Bath and elsewhere recognise that the lockdown was necessary, that the restrictions were necessary, that we need to come slowly and carefully out so we never go back into lockdown.
But he took the opposite view, that we shouldn’t have restrictions, I profoundly disagree.
I don’t know if this landlord is a COVID-denier or just someone who thinks enough is enough and that his pub should be functioning as normal by now, but I think we can all appreciate how frustrating it must be, even if freaking out like that isn’t the ideal way of going about things. Still, always fun and entertaining to watch politicians in unexpected situations like this. Someone better remind Boris to keep away from The Raven pub in Bath.
For news that cocaine sales hit ‘record highs’ this past week following the opening of pubs, click HERE.