Keir Starmer is 'NOT boring', Labour shadow minister insists

Keir Starmer is 'NOT boring', Labour shadow minister insists
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 24/05/2024

- 07:55

Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister Nick Thomas-Symonds has insisted that Keir Starmer ‘most definitely is not boring’ after it was claimed the Labour leader's speech in Kent failed to make a big impact.

Speaking on GB News Nick Thomas-Symonds said:

I think our campaign has started very well. Keir Starmer spoke first of all, responding to the Prime Minister, setting out that the moment has come where we have an opportunity to turn the page on the years of Tory chaos, the five prime ministers, the seven Chancellors of the Exchequer, the nine education secretaries, and to genuinely vote for change.

“I think that message continued with the visit down to Gillingham football club. So we're pleased with how the campaign is going so far, but there's a long way to go. The election is six weeks from today. It's going to be a long and gruelling campaign, but we are very much up for it.

“First of all, by the way, Keir Starmer most definitely is not boring. I've known Keir Starmer for many, many years. He’s witty, great company, but he's also, by the way, a serious politician for the very serious challenges of our time.

“We've seen the damage that unserious politicians do to our country. The 49 days of Liz Truss, where my constituents and people up and down the country are still paying the cost of that and they come off fixed rate mortgage deals and see their new offers being significantly higher. We know what the cost-of-living crisis is still doing up and down the country.

“14 years in, can we name one public service, one single public service that is in a better condition than they found it in 2010?

“Do people feel better off after 14 years of Conservative government? I can tell you the answer I'm getting back on the doorstep is most certainly not that they are.”

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