Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Keir Starmer

“I’ve got to be very, very clear, this was not a joke”

Laura Trott, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, LBC’s Tonight with Andrew Marr

Facts

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak came under fire for a comment made during Prime Minister’s Questions in February 2024. He told the House of Commons that Starmer u-turned on “defining a woman, although in fairness that was only 99% of a u-turn.”

When asked about Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s remarks, Trott claimed that “this was not a joke.”

Sunak could be seen laughing as he made the comment, as were others present.

Verdict

Sunak and others could be seen laughing. He was making a joke.

We emailed Laura Trott’s parliamentary office offering her the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply. 

Published 28 Jun 2024
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