New Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer sparked an outcry on Twitter after asking the media “do you have everything you need” at the end of the 8pm evening for our caregivers.
He participated in the weekly NHS gesture of appreciation on a live broadcast on Sky News, but stopped very abruptly at the end of the clap and insisted on going inside.
He was joined by his wife Victoria Starmer and they both stood outside their house tonight to participate in the one-minute beat.
Sir Keir Starmer was all the rage tonight as he turned to the media at the end of the weekly “Applause for our caregivers” and asked “Do you have everything you need”
He was standing outside his house with his wife Victoria and joined the one-minute stroke for caregivers tonight, but caused fury by stopping abruptly after the minute
Sources close to Starmer said the Labor leader asked the question because he wanted to bring his young daughter to the other side of the road.
People on Twitter were furious at his actions and claimed he was just using the flap for a “photo shoot” and said the whole incident was a “public relations nightmare”.
A Twitter user said: “Keir Starmer said” do you have what you need “to the cameraman at the end of the minute of applause … lol says it all. ‘
Another said, “Ha. Keir Starmer “applauds”, turns to the reporter “do you have what you need?” Then stop. Forgetting the camera is always on him. Smarmy b ***** d obviously just clap for the cameras. Either you do it or you don’t do it (I don’t do it anymore), but don’t pretend.
He was joined by other politicians, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in the NHS applause as Britain entered its sixth week of foreclosure amid the coronavirus crisis.
This comes after Keir Starmer suggested that the lock should stay in place until the test capacity in the UK is much higher – after the daily numbers again dropped below 100,000.
People responded angrily to Keir Starmer wanting to go inside with his wife at the end of the coup. Users said he was “shamefully” using the clapperboard as a photo opportunity while others joked that the incident was a “public relations stunt failure”
Dominic Raab also said the restrictions should remain in place for the time being as he renewed them for another three weeks, but risked confusing the situation by saying that the Prime Minister would set out “milestones” that will move the draconian easings .
Johnson told cabinet today that the government would act with “maximum caution” because Downing Street had warned people not to sunbathe this holiday weekend, as temperatures are expected to reach close to 80 ° F. (26 ° C).
Some of the first changes to the lock should allow more outdoor activities due to the reduced transmission rate outside compared to confined spaces.
The Prime Minister will use an address to the nation on Sunday to outline his plan for breaking out of the lockout with a few changes which should then be made as of Monday.