The news comes as the Labour Party surge ahead in the polls following the scandal that rocked the integrity and reputation of the Prime Minister and Conservative Party to the core. With some polls now placing the Labour Party on 41 points, to the Conservatives 27 points, the reading looks grim for Boris Johnson who awaits the Sue Gray report following the Downing Street garden party.
Yet for some Britons, the concept of Sir Keir at the helm appears to be worse than the controversy surrounding Mr Johnson.
For one Express.co.uk reader, seeing Sir Keir in Number 10 was just too much.
Andy Powell said: “PM Starmer. Absolutely terrifying!”
Ady53 said: “You couldn’t pay me to vote Labour”
While Einear chimed in: “Tories, 360 seats, Labour, 198 seats… The only poll that counts.”
One reader added: “Labour have lost their so-called red wall and they would need it to stand a chance of winning a GE and I can’t see that happening any time soon.”
Arguing the Conservative Party is still very much behind the Prime Minister, ManfromPem said: “The only people stating that Boris is on the brink are the scaremongering MSM and Labour.”
They added: “Sir Graham Brady needs 54 letters of no confidence – reports state that only 10 (or thereabouts) have been submitted…and he’s not going to resign.”
Dusty Road suggested a way for the PM to fix the trust.
He said: “What can Boris do to win the country back? – Well he could try sorting out the Channel crisis, & deliver a true Brexit – Pretty much honouring the manifesto that got him into office.”
Downing St drinking culture is eyebrow-raising regardless of pandemic
Some readers rubbished the idea of Sir Keir as Prime Minister and reminded others as to why Boris Johnson should be praised.
Polly53 said: “What utter rubbish. He has my vote. The Tories need their head examined if they get rid of someone who won an 80 seat majority, no one holds a candle.”
She added: “We are the first European country coming out of the Pandemic and turning to an epidemic.”
She ended by saying: “We have left the EU, I can forgive his work colleagues working in a bubble having drinks, I’m sure they weren’t the only one including Keir Starmer photographed having a beer with activists in his constituency & a video of him inside drinking with 4 other people.”
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Many questioned the polls that put Labour ahead.
AndyTheBrexiteer said: “And there is your problem. If true how sad are these people to vote a party 10x worse than the Tories.”
He added: “We all know this poll is nonsense, anything for sensational headlines”
Yetti summed up the argument by saying: “Any change of Government at this chaotic time would be disastrous for the country. We are on a path, even if we’re not entirely sure where it’s leading. The risk of us moving backwards is way too high.”
They added: “But I guess that’s not really the question you’re asking. Do I want to see a Labour Government in the UK? NO. Absolutely not. And you are right, Con or Lab are the only realistic options.”
Following up from a heated cross chamber PMQ’s, Sir Keir reiterated his argument that Mr Johnson should resign.
He stated that it is in the “national interest” that the PM resign.
Sir Keir, answering questions after a speech at the Fabian Society conference in London, said: “What we’ve now got to is a situation where you have a prime minister who has lost the moral authority to lead.
“And just when you need, because we are not out of the pandemic, a government that has that moral authority to lead, we’ve lost it with this prime minister.”
iNews claims Keir Starmer is not the favourite to replace the Prime Minister should he leave following Sue Gray’s report.
The publication reports Chancellor Rishi Sunak is the favourite to take over from Mr Johnson, with most bookmakers putting his odds around 2/1.
He is closely followed by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is around 3/1.
Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt are around 8/1, while Health Secretary Sajid Javid is around 14/1.
Sir Keir currently stands at 7/1 to replace Boris Johnson as the next Prime Minister.