PMQs: what Keir Starmer said about Love Island and Star Wars

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During the PMQs, Sir Keir Starmer also said Boris Johnson has “played so much he thinks he’s on Love Island”.

Boris Johnson has been compared to Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt when Sir Keir Starmer accused him of playing “Jedi mind tricks” on the country.

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Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer was not only referring to Star Wars when he told Mr Johnson that “the force is just not with him anymore”, but also made a joke about Love Island.

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The Prime Minister faced MPs during PMQs in the House of Commons, where he was questioned about the economy, strikes and Scottish independence.

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Boris Johnson has been compared to Jabba the Hut and warned he could be sacked Love Island style if he ‘icks’ the public.

What did Keir Starmer say about Jabba the Hut?

While quizzing the Prime Minister about the economy and impending strikes, Sir Keir used the iconic Star Wars film to make an argument.

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Sir Keir said: “He’s in government, he could do something to stop the strikes. But he didn’t lift a finger. I don’t want the strikes to continue, but he does. He wants the country to come to a standstill so he can feed off the division.

“And as for his bragging about the economy, he believes he can perform Jedi mind tricks on the land. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for, no rules have been broken, the economy is booming.” Trouble is, the Force just isn’t with him anymore.

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“He thinks he’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, he’s actually Jabba the Hutt. Last week he stood there bragging that we would keep the economy growing, this week it turned out that the economy had contracted for the second straight month. How does it help Britain to have an ostrich Britain with its head in the sand?”

The Prime Minister responded by saying: “There he goes again and tears this country down…we have the highest employment…we have lower unemployment than France, Germany, Italy, Canada. We have the highest number of employees in payroll jobs.”

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He added: “In the first five months of this year alone, I think this country has attracted £16 billion in investment in its tech sector… triple that of Germany, twice that of France, he should appeal to that country. don’t shut down.”

How does Love Island fit into things?

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In a later exchange, the Labor leader brought up the popular show currently on and told Mr Johnson that, like the show, he could be kicked out for giving the public the ‘ick’.

He said: “He says the economy booms when it shrinks. He plays so much he thinks he’s on Love Island.

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“The problem, Prime Minister, is that I am reliably informed that candidates who give the ‘Ik’ to the public will be sacked.”

Mr Johnson replied: “We’re helping people with £1,200 with living expenses. On July 14, the money goes into people’s bank accounts. Why can we do this? Because we have the fiscal firepower to do it, because the economy is in robust shape, with a record number of employees on the payroll.”

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He added: “He has a chance now to set it straight: he can oppose Labor’s rail strikes now, he can object, I’m giving him this opportunity, let him disagree with the union barons who are charging people in would increase in the coming weeks.”

Sir Keir replied: “I do not want the strikes to continue. He does it so he can support the Division.”

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