Bob Neill and co like Keith, he’s a kindred spirit – but they can’t get his name right
Tory MPs have rallied to Keir Starmer’s side after Boris Johnson accused him in the Commons of letting rapist Jimmy Savile off the hook when Starmer was head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) – but at least one of them managed to call him by the name disgusted left-wingers have long used to dismiss the Stalinist right-winger and his lack of political substance.
After his fellow Tory MP Julian Smith had condemned Johnson’s claim, Sir Bob Neill chipped in with his own contribution to the defence of his fellow knight of the realm – but called him ‘Keith’ Starmer:
With friends like that,
who needs enemies what is Keir Starmer doing in the Labour party, let alone leading it?
In case anyone thinks that Bob Neill is just so committed to defending Labour leaders against that his intervention is no comment on Keir, sorry Keith Starmer, here are a few of his own comments smearing Starmer’s predecessor Jeremy Corbyn, as found by Twitter user @jrc1921:
No, Tories defend Keir Starmer because they recognise a fellow-traveller, or at least the absence of any threat to their interests. And of course, Tories talking about eroding trust in politics can do one.
And for absolute clarity, there is no evidence Keith was personally involved in the decision not to prosecute Jimmy Savile. Then again there is no evidence anyone was personally involved in that decision, but the CPS deleted all the records and claimed this was for data protection reasons. But there is no doubt at all that Starmer was head of the CPS – as he never tires of mentioning – when the decision was taken.
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