The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was kicked out of The Raven pub in Bath by the landlord Rod Humphris in a heated row over lockdown restrictions.
Sir Keir’s security guards held back Humphris angrily shouted “that man is not allowed in my pub.” The landlord told PA he kicked out the Labour leader because he “failed to ask questions that needed asking” over the pandemic.
Today in Bath
“That man is not allowed in my pub. Get out of my pub. Go on.”
Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer is barred from The Raven pub in Bath, by landlord Rod Humphris pic.twitter.com/iYFfvfWhpZ
— Ben Birchall (@BenBirchallUK) April 19, 2021
He said, “Why have we just accepted lockdown?
“Why have we just accepted the loss of all our freedoms?”
Labour’s press office has said the landlord was “spreading dangerous misinformation” over the pandemic.
They added that Sir Keir spoke to him afterwards and argued “restrictions, while painful, have been absolutely necessary to save lives.”
After the event Humphris told reporters, “I think he has utterly failed us as the leader of the opposition.”
— Mike Graham 🇬🇧 (@Iromg) April 19, 2021