Labour leader Keir Starmer backpedals over GaryGate (VIDEO ARTICLE)

After days in which Labour politicians have lambasted BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker for publishing entirely reasonable comments about the Tory Illegal Migration Bill on Twitter, party leader Keir Starmer has changed course radically.

Mr Lineker said the rhetoric used by Home Secretary Suella Braverman was similar to that of Germany in the 1930s.

He has since been shown to be right.

There is no stipulation in his BBC contract to suggest that he, as a sports presenter, should not be allowed to discuss politics on his own personal Twitter feed.

But Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper had this to say about it when she was interviewed on LBC, after the row initially broke out…

Contrast her words with Keir Starmer’s comment, after the BBC suspended Mr Lineker from presenting Match of the Day, prompting a huge walkout by his fellow sports presenters that critically hampered the Corporation’s sports coverage and brought its decision-making into question.

This was just bandwagon-jumping by Starmer.

He saw an opportunity to hammer the BBC for pandering to Conservatives and he took it – never mind the fact that he was speaking in opposition to his own shadow ministers.

With acknowledgement of the video work by:

Jonathan Pie –

Kernow Damo –

Also LBC and the BBC.

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  1. clove888 March 12, 2023 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    What If Stammer was the leader in 2019? He was anti-Brexit, the same numbers of Brexiteers would vote Tory. Labour would be smaller, There would be fewer socialists knocking on doors & the vote share would have been abysmal. Corbyn actually saved Labour from inhalation despite all the backstabbing and now Starmer is finalising the right wings agenda to have zero opposition, Starmer is no leader, He jumps on whats popular not whats right even though Gary Lineker was right this time. Starmer is the labour parties biggest problem and they need to be rid of him. Everyone must join this, to unseat him..

  2. flttymartyn March 12, 2023 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    No suprise….Starmer is being true to form…backpeddalling……

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