‘For goodness sake!’ Eamonn Holmes erupts into furious rant at ‘workshy’ Britain: ‘It goes on and on’

‘For goodness sake!’ Eamonn Holmes erupts into furious rant at ‘workshy’ Britain: ‘It goes on and on’

Eamonn hits out at workshy Britain

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 03/07/2024

- 08:04

It comes after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would not work after 6pm on Fridays

Eamonn Holmes has hit out at Britain’s “workshy” culture during a furious rant on GB News.

It comes after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would not work after 6pm on Fridays if he becomes prime minister.


The GB News star suggested the admission is symptomatic of Britain’s workshy culture, before he proceeded to take a swipe at people “not wanting to work”.

“Should you be expected to work at all?”, Eamonn sarcastically asked.

Eamonn Holmes and Ellie Costello

Eamonn Holmes hit out at Britain's 'workshy' culture

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“There’s a massive part of the audience that obviously don’t seem to want to work.

“Let’s work from home. Let’s work three days a week. For goodness sake.

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“It goes on and on. There’s a clue in the title, ‘work’, how much more should be expected?”

Starmer has been the subject of attacks from the Tories after he admitted that he would spend time with his family on a Friday evening.

But the Labour leader has branded the attacks desperate and he has been defended by his party colleagues like shadow health secretary Wes Streeting, who said Tory jibes are a “total disgrace”.

The Tories said he would be a “part-time prime minister” after Sir Keir argued that protecting time to spend with his children makes him a better decision-maker.

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer said he wants to defend the time he spends with his children

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He told Virgin Radio: “We’ve had a strategy in place and we’ll try to keep to it, which is to carve out really protected time for the kids, so on a Friday – I’ve been doing this for years – I will not do a work-related thing after six o’clock, pretty well come what may.

“There are a few exceptions, but that’s what we do.”

A Conservative Party attack on social media said: “Keir Starmer has said he’d clock off work at 6pm if he became prime minister.

“You deserve better than a part-time prime minister. The only way to prevent this is to vote Conservative on Thursday.”

Eamonn Holmes and Ellie Costello

Eamonn Holmes and Ellie Costello discussed the matter on GB News

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Tory deputy chairman Jonathan Gullis said: “Let’s hope Putin doesn’t choose 6.01pm when he wishes to go any further with his illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine.”

A Labour source hit back at the attacks, saying: “The only person who’s clocked off early in this campaign is Rishi Sunak at the D-Day commemorations.”

Sir Keir said his son and daughter are his “pride and joy” and “I don’t want to lose that time”.

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