UK PM Johnson Urged to Apologize After Starmer Mobbed by Protesters

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    The Facts

    • UK PM Boris Johnson is facing calls to apologize to opposition leader Keir Starmer after he was hounded by a group of angry protestors on Monday, which some have linked to earlier comments by the PM.

    • Johnson recently accused Starmer, the former director of public prosecutions, of failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile, one of the UK's most notorious sex offenders.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Boris Johnson needs to apologize and withdraw the false claims he made about Starmer. The attacks on the opposition leader were clearly prompted by the PM peddling far-right conspiracy theories.

    Right narrative

    This was a minor crowd-control incident. Comments from just two people are being used to try and link the whole thing back to Johnson for political purposes, when it was merely part of the semi-regular heckling suffered by MPs.

    Political split



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