A Conservative spokesman struck out this morning at the “smug, non-British attitude of competence and maturity” displayed by Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition.
The Tory backbencher, who requested that he remain anonymous, told The Toon Lampoon, “I, for one, am completely fed up of Mr Starmer doing his research, preparing statements and questions, and otherwise exhibiting an air of professionalism which I can only describe as ‘condescending’.”
Boris Johnson has, for several weeks, faced criticism for what have been described as “blundering” performances at Prime Minister’s Questions Time. This, however, is the first time that the Leader of the Opposition has been condemned for appearing too qualified.
“I think the British public are fast becoming sick and tired of being made to feel that the leader of a political party, a QC, and a knight, might have more knowledge and specific expertise than they do,” a Downing Street source told The Lampoon’s political correspondent. “I’m certain that they feel much more assured by having Boris Johnson – the approachable, salt of the earth Boris – at the helm of the nation during this turbulent and political time.”
The Lampoon’s reporter took the time to ask members of the public their views.
“I’m fed up of it,” some lady in a red coat told us. “I really like the way that Boris has been telling us that we’re doing so well and that Britain is just the best at everything. I think that Starmer standing there and asking about figures and statistics is bringing the country down.”
“I mean, it’s annoying how businesslike and focused on the details he is instead of looking at the big picture,” a man [NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: please try to get their names next time, dickhead, and don’t forget to delete this bit before you publish the piece] told our reporter. “I mean, lawyer or not, I’d like to see Keir Starmer get us some trade agreements, or meet the EU’s deadlines, or safeguard the quality of British food. I’d like to see anyone doing that, honestly.”