RED-FACED Sir Keir Starmer was today booted out of a Bath boozer by its furious landlord who shouted at him: “Get out of my pub!”
The Labour leader was turfed out of The Raven after trying to enter during a campaigning walkabout in the city centre.
Landlord Rod Humphris was seen struggling with a bodyguard 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.”
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.”
In a statement Labour said: “A clip circulating online shows Keir Starmer being confronted by someone spreading dangerous misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. We will not be amplifying it.
“Keir argued that our NHS staff have been working tirelessly to protect public health and that restrictions – while painful – have been absolutely necessary to save lives.”
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?”
Mr Humphris said he gave Sir Keir a “piece of my mind”, adding: “I would say this to any politician – it’s not a partisan matter.”
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%.