Keir Starmer’s ‘last lie’ evokes memories of another lame duck political leader

Last Updated: August 21, 2023By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Keir Starmer: politicians press their lips together like this when they realise they have said something they shouldn’t have.

Cringe, Britain!

Keir Starmer, leader of the political party that is still nominally known as Labour, was the subject of a ‘question and answer’ article in The Guardian, in which he was asked to reveal the last lie he told.

His response evoked memories of Theresa May, before the 2017 general election, trying to talk about the “naughtiest” thing she ever did:

Here’s Theresa May’s howler, preserved for posterity in a TV interview:

These politicians – they always try to squirm out of these questions that are intended to make them look… human, at least. And they always end up looking grotesque. Remember when former US President Bill Clinton admitted smoking cannabis but said he didn’t inhale?

This Writer likes another question in the same Guardian article, because it has a certain quality of prediction about it:

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Having more time to spend with Vic and the kids.

Many’s the failed politician who has quit in order to “spend more time with [their] family”.

This Writer certainly hopes that Starmer’s wish comes true soon.

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  1. Hecuba August 21, 2023 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Question to fascist fourth rate tory supporter Starmer is ‘when will you cease lying?’ Answer to question ‘improve your quality of life’ is for fascist fourth rate Starmer and his fascist bros to resign en masse from their fourth rate fascist tory party!

  2. Tony August 21, 2023 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Keir Starmer reminds me of an unbroadcast sketch that appears on the “Big Train” DVD.

    The people are so relieved that the man is not trying to sell them ‘timeshare’ properties that they do not hear what he is actually saying:

    “I am not offering you any kind of service at all. You just give me your bank details and I give you nothing in return.”

    Later on, as they walk home, they realise what they have done.

    Let us wake up to what Starmer is trying to do before it is too late.

    • Stu August 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      That’s a good analogy.
      Practices like that were curtailed by the introduction of the “Cooling Off Period” , if only we could introduce such a thing in Politics – 3 months would do !
      It may stop them backtracking on Manifesto promises.

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