With England yesterday celebrating the feast day of its patron saint, Sir Keir Starmer took the opportunity to join in by posting a polished video to social media. In his video wishing “everyone in England a happy St. George’s Day” emphasising “I believe in our communities” Keir included picturesque gritty footage… of Glasgow.
This will of course reassure everyone that the Labour Party’s new found flag-waving patriotism is not at all synthetic after the days of Palestinian flag waving. For the benefit of Labour’s communications team, Glasgow is not – in fact – in England. If he’s going to drape himself in the cross of St George to win votes, he could at least get it right.
A video message for a national celebration arguably shouldn’t be newsworthy, however Guido’s checked the records and this is only the third ever video message on St. George’s Day from a British PM since 2008. It’s the first since Cameron in 2016…
An exclusive St George’s Day treat for Guido readers, courtesy of the dragon-slaying Mrs D:
More like St Phwoarrr-ge’s Day!