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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer booted out of Bath pub by angry landlord

RED-FACED Sir Keir Starmer was today booted out of a Bath pub by its furious landlord.

The Labour leader was turfed out of The Raven after trying to enter during a campaigning walkabout in the city centre.

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Sir Keir Starmer was booted out of a pub in BathCredit: PA
The Labour leader was turfed out of The Raven in the city centre

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The Labour leader was turfed out of The Raven in the city centreCredit: PA
Landlord Rod Humphris was seen grappling with a member of Sir Keir's team

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Landlord Rod Humphris was seen grappling with a member of Sir Keir’s teamCredit: PA

Landlord Rod Humphris appeared to be held back by bodyguards during the incident as he yelled: “That man is not allowed in my pub.”

Sir Keir, wearing a black face mask, rushed out of the door a few seconds later and scarpered off down the street.

The incident was caught on camera by reporters following the Labour leader.

During a street confrontation Mr Humphris, who says he has been “a Labour voter my entire life”, can be heard saying he’s “incandescent” with Sir Keir’s performance.

He tells him: “You have failed this country, you have seriously failed.”

In video of the incident the pub landlord hands Sir Keir with a graph which he says shows that “the last time we had this much death was 2008”.

He tells the Labour leader: “Do you understand we have f***** our economy because old people are dying?

“You have failed to be the opposition, you have failed to ask whether lockdown was functioning.

“Thousands of people have died because you have failed to do your job and ask the real questions.

“You have allowed our children to wear masks in schools when there’s never been any evidence for it.”

Mr Humphris said he was 'incandescent' with Sir Keir's performance

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Mr Humphris said he was ‘incandescent’ with Sir Keir’s performanceCredit: PA
The Labour leader left the pub a short while later

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The Labour leader left the pub a short while laterCredit: PA
The pub landlord rowed with the Labour leader in the street

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The pub landlord rowed with the Labour leader in the streetCredit: PA
Sir Keir is on a walkabout in the city today ahead of local elections on May 6

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Sir Keir is on a walkabout in the city today ahead of local elections on May 6Credit: PA

Sir Keir can be heard to reply that he has spent time talking to frontline health workers who have been “overwhelmed” by the Covid crisis.

He says: “I really don’t need lectures from you about this pandemic.”

Afterwards Mr Humphris, 54, said he’d kicked the left-wing politician out because he’s failed to hold the Government to account on its pandemic response.

He said: “I had heard that the Labour Party were coming round and he turned up and I told him what I thought of him, basically.

“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?”

The row comes with Sir Keir struggling to turn around Labour’s flagging fortunes ahead of local elections on May 6.

Boris Johnson’s Tories have taken a 14 point lead over his party amid Britain’s soaraway vaccine rollout success.

A survey out on Friday put the Conservatives on 43%, miles ahead of Sir Keir Starmer’s struggling left-wing party which is down on 29%.

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