Keir Starmer last night held an address to the nation but was labelled “pathetic” soon after. The Labour leader tried to speak as if he was acting leader, but the public didn’t see it that way.
After his speech, the reaction on Twitter was varied but mainly saying what was the point in holding an address to the nation if he had nothing new to say.
In his speech, Keir said: “The British people have sacrificed so much but, thanks to the dedication and brilliance of our scientists, there is hope of a way out of this nightmare.
“That means using this lockdown to establish a massive, immediate, and round-the-clock vaccination programme to deliver millions of doses a week by the end of the month in every village and town, every high street and every GP surgery.
“We need our businesses and public services working hand-in-hand for the common good.
“We need an army of volunteers and to use every resource at our disposal.
“This is now a race between the virus and the vaccine, and if we pull together as a nation, we can win.”
Soon after the speech, Twitter erupted. One Tweet read: “Keir Starmer really just talks and talks and manages to say absolutely nothing at all of substance, genuinely pathetic.”
Another wrote: “Keir Starmer is speaking but saying literally nothing.
“This is pure vacuous waffle.”
If what you say has already been said, then what is the point of the speech other than trying to grab the limelight.