Landlord kicks Starmer out of pub
SIR Keir Starmer was forced to leave a pub during a walkabout after being kicked out by the landlord following a row over lockdown restrictions.
Rod Humphris, landlord of The Raven in Bath city centre, appeared to be held back by members of Sir Keir’s security team as he shouted “That man is not allowed in my pub” and “Get out of my pub” at the Labour leader.
The incident was captured on camera by reporters amid a visit to the city by Sir Keir to support West of England metro mayoral candidate Dan Norris ahead of the forthcoming elections.
On why he asked Sir Keir to leave, Mr Humphris later told the PA news agency: “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?”
It is understood that the Labour leader and his team had pre-arranged the visit to The Raven with a member of the pub’s staff. Footage shows Sir Keir and Mr Humphris talking outside of the pub prior to the confrontation.