PMQs: row erupts as Boris Johnson accuses Keir Starmer of tolerating support for IRA

PMQs: row erupts as Boris Johnson accuses Keir Starmer of tolerating support for IRA

Keir Starmer reacted furiously after Boris Johnson accused him of complicity in tolerance for the IRA. The row erupted at a notably bad-tempered prime minister’s questions where Johnson criticised the Labour leader for his tenure as shadow Brexit secretary under Jeremy Corbyn, but was himself reprimanded by the Speaker for repeatedly dodging questions. A clearly angry Starmer demanded Johnson ‘do the decent thing’ and withdraw the comment, which the prime minister refused to do.


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