Nigel Farage questions if Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer are 'just as bad as each other'

Nigel says he 'understands' why Sir Keir has been 'elusive' over the allegations

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Nigel Farage has questioned whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer are “just as bad as each other”.

Both Mr Johnson and Sir Keir have been criticised for their roles in Partygate and Beergate respectively.

After calling for the PM to quit, Sir Keir has been “evasive” when asked about pictures which showed him having a beer indoors during lockdown.

And Nigel said he understands why he has batted away questions over the incident, before questioning whether the pair are “as bad as each other”.

Nigel Farage has questioned whether Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer are "as bad as each other"
Nigel Farage has questioned whether Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer are "as bad as each other"
Nigel says he "understands" why Sir Keir has been "elusive" over Beergate
Nigel says he "understands" why Sir Keir has been "elusive" over Beergate

Speaking on GB News, Nigel said: “Many of you thought you’d heard the last of Partygate, it was beginning to bore you, others I know have been incensed by it.

“But now it’s all changed, the tables have turned, or have they?

“It’s Beergate, yes it’s that get-together in an office in Durham that took place during elections last year.

“Now we saw photographs taken through the window of Keir Starmer.

“He has insisted throughout the last few months that it was simply a work event, and just a few people in a row.

“But it turns out that £200 worth of takeaway curry was ordered, it turns out there were quite a lot of people there, it turns out claims that afterwards they all went back to work just aren’t true according to a couple of witnesses.

He continued: “Over the last two days, when Sir Keir Starmer has been interviewed on this, he has been evasive to say the least.

“I do understand he doesn’t want to get caught in the trap of being seen to lie, which certainly is an accusation we could level at a senior party figure who alleged that Angela Rayner was not at the event, when it turns out that she was.

“Was it a get together for 30 people, or was it a booze up involving local activists that went on for some hours.

“All I can say for certain is whether you’re bored with this or not, it is Keir Starmer that has got up repeatedly week on week in the House of Commons as the paragon of virtue.

“The man setting the standards by which public servants in this country should live and when it comes to being questioned about his own actions, he is evasive.

“It all makes me wonder, are they both, in effect, as bad as each other?”