After Prime Ministers Questions in the House of Commons it has been alleged by witnesses that Sir Keir Starmer “lost it” and was berating Boris Johnson.
During PMQs the leaders clashed as Johnson accused Sir Keir of repeatedly calling for the UK to stay in the European Medicines Agency after Brexit.
It has been said that Labour whip Chris Matheson had to lead Sir Keir away as their conversation became so heated as the Labour leader was “wagging his finger aggressively at the PM.”
Tory MP Mark Francois told the Sun newspaper, “As I was walking out of the chamber, I saw Sir Keir and PM standing near the entrance to the aye lobby.
“He was puce with anger, and wagging his finger aggressively at the PM, who was telling him to check the record.”
Matheson said the claims were “absolute b****cks,” adding “there was a brief chat and the Keir and I left together. Nothing more to is than that.”
But an anonymous eyewitness told the Sun that Sir Keir had a “bit of a meltdown,” whilst a Labour source said “they had a perfectly reasonable conversation as they often do after PMQs.”
Allegra Stratton, who is Johnson’s press secretary was asked over the alleged altercation.
She said, “I have seen the reports, but I haven’t seen the Prime Minister since he went to the Chamber, so I can’t confirm or deny that.”