Tory aide in bar ruckus – and Johnson wants his election to be about law and order!

James Starkie.

You couldn’t make it up, could you?

Here’s The Guardian‘s Rowena Mason:

“The home secretary’s chief of staff was escorted out of a bar in parliament by armed police earlier – just as MPs were voting on an election that Boris Johnson wants to make about law and order.

“Two people who witnessed the incident say James Starkie was ordered out of Strangers bar after swearing loudly in the vicinity of a Tory MP, Col Bob Stewart, being refused service and appearing to punch a door.

“As police escorted him out of the bar, which is frequented by MPs, witnesses said he apologised for his behaviour.

“Starkie is a familiar face around Westminster as a former Vote Leave campaigner who went on to work for Michael Gove, before taking up his position as a senior adviser to Priti Patel. A House of Commons spokesperson said:

“‘We can confirm there was an incident with an individual in Strangers bar. The individual was asked to leave, and was escorted from the estate by parliamentary security.'”

How can Johnson claim to improve the rule of law in the nation at large when he can’t even enforce it among his followers?

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