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Student apologises publicly to Corbyn for allowing ‘pretentious d*ck’ Starmer to use him for photo opp

Conor Duignan disowns Starmer in humiliating brush-off for ‘donkey’ who laughed in his face when he asked about Corbyn

How it started when Corbyn was leader versus how it’s going now. Spot the difference.

Derry student Conor Duignan made sure a cynical Keir Starmer photo opportunity blew up in Starmer’s face today, after Starmer had attempted to exploit him for a cynical PR stunt.

Starmer had tweeted a picture of himself with the student at St Columb’s college, declaring that he and ‘my Labour Party’ will ‘always support a deal to bring peace to Northern Ireland:

But the mortified Duignan was having none of it and decided he needed to publicly apologise to the only real Labour leader of the past decade:

He wasn’t finished though, telling Starmer what he really thinks of him – and exposing the fact that Starmer asked for the picture to be taken again for him to use:

‘You’re a pretentious dick who laughed in my face when I asked you about Jeremy Corbyn’

When a Labour Twitter account tried to make use of the original selfie, Conor jumped in:

And when a Northern Irish account mentioned the picture, he jumped in again:

Duignan’s responses saw Brenda from Belfast praise him as a national treasure and when she asked permission to share his comment, his reply was priceless:

Foyle college, which sent a couple of students to the event, tweeted an image of the visit, but had to restrict replies – and even so, it didn’t go well, as it didn’t restrict it enough:

Well done Conor Duignan. If only we could have a fly on the wall in the ‘Labour’ ‘leader’s office.

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