Sir Kier Starmer Thrown Out of Bath Pub by “Lifelong” Labour-Voting Landlord
Video footage released online today revealed a heated confrontation between a pub landlord and Labour party leader Sir Kier Starmer. The Labour party leader, who was conducting a ‘walkabout’ of the English city of Bath, was thrown out of a pub named ‘The Raven’ after entering to speak to members of the public.
Video footage of the confrontation showed pub landlord Rod Humphris being pushed back by a bodyguard of Sir Kier as he implored the Labour party leader to “get out of [his] pub,” shouting “that man is not allowed in my pub.” The Labour party leader had entered the establishment after having an initial conversation with Mr Humphris, in which Mr Humphris asked:
“Do you know what the average age of death with COVID is, according to the office of national statistics? It’s eighty-two years and three months. The average age of death normally is eighty-one years. Do you understand we have f***ed our economy because old people are dying?”
Attempting to walk away, Sir Kier was lambasted by the landlord:
“You have failed me,” said Mr Humphris. “I have been a Labour voter my entire life and you have failed to be the opposition. You have failed to ask whether lockdown was functioning. Do you understand? Thousands of people have died because you have failed to do your job and ask the real questions. I am telling you now, and I hope this goes out, you have failed this country. You have allowed our children to wear masks in school when there’s never been any evidence for it.”
The Labour leader asserted that he disagreed with Mr Humphris’ points and appeared to draw upon the NHS’ role in the pandemic, stating “They’ve been on the frontline keeping people alive. So I really don’t need lectures from you about this pandemic.” Sir Kier then appeared to enter the establishment with members of his team, in response to which Mr Humphris implored him to leave. Sir Kier was then seen leaving the pub without a mask.
On why he kicked Sir Kier out of the pub, Mr Humphris told the PA news agency:
“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?’”
Mr Humphris affirmed: “He walked into my pub without asking and I threw him out. Or at least, I did my best to throw him out - his security got in the way.”
Later on, Sir Kier told LBC:
“Well, somebody came up to me and, from what I could understand, he profoundly didn’t believe that we should have had a lockdown. He didn’t believe there should be restrictions and he queried to some extent whether there was a pandemic at all. Now, obviously, he’s entitled to that view - but I profoundly disagree. I think most people across the country would profoundly disagree, I think the vast majority of people here in Bath and elsewhere recognise that the lockdown was necessary.”