Keir Starmer accuses PM of playing ‘Jedi mind tricks’ on the country

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Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of trying to fool the public with ‘nonsense’ about a booming economy.

In an extended section of PMQs filled with Star Wars references, the Labour leader said Johnson was trying to ‘perform Jedi mind tricks on the country’ by insisting the economy was buoyant. He also mocked the prime minister by saying his backbenchers compared him to Jeremy Corbyn. 

In response, Johnson repeatedly sought to change the subject. He accused Starmer of supporting planned rail strikes next week and, in a reference to opposition doubts over the Rwanda deportation policy, said Labour MPs were ‘on the side of the people-traffickers’

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