Rishi Sunak’s PMQ retort ‘Utterly shameless!’ leaves Keir Starmer stunned

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London (Parliament Politics Maganize) – Sir Keir Starmer tried humiliating Rishi Sunak over Liz Truss’ recent trip to America. Rishi Sunak had a slapdown prepared.

A fired-up Rishi Sunak condemned Sir Keir Starmer as “spineless, hopeless and utterly shameless” at PMQs today, as the weekly session flared into a row about antisemitism and Islamophobia.

Sir Keir expected to humiliate the Tories over Liz Truss’s recent arrival at CPAC in America, blaming her for “slagging off and undermining Britain at every opportunity” to sell her new book.

He yelled that Ms. Truss stayed silent as the “right-wing thug” Tommy Robinson was described as a “hero.”

Questioned why the PM was allowing Ms. Truss to stand as a Tory MP at the election, Mr. Sunak burst at Sir Keir Starmer‘s “shamelessness.”

Mr. Sunak briefed MPs: “If he wants to talk about former leaders and predecessors, the whole country knows his record!”

‘He sat there while antisemitism ran rife in his party. And not once but not twice, backed a man who called Hamas friends.

“To their credit, the shadow chancellor, the shadow home secretary, and the shadow foreign secretary refused to back the former Labour leader, but he didn’t because he’s spineless, hopeless, and utterly shameless.”

The Commons erupted over this, with delighted Tory MPs yelling “more!”

Sir Keir Starmer hit back that Mr. Sunak is “too weak” to do anything about Liz Truss and quoted Churchill’s line, “The price of greatness is responsibility.” He added: “I don’t think the British public is expecting greatness from this PM, just a bit of accountability.”

Mr. Sunak used this follow-up verbal attack to bring up Lee Anderson’s suspension as a Tory MP and contrasted it with Sir Keir Starmer‘s handling of his Rochdale row.

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Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.