Adam Fleming of the BBC advises Starmer hecklers that their actions will boost the Labour leader.
Hecklers during Keir Starmer’s address, according to BBC chief political reporter Adam Fleming, “contrary to expectations” boosted the Labour leader’s performance.
Keir Starmer’s speech at Labour’s annual conference was welcomed by BBC chief political correspondent Adam Fleming, who said he observed a more “emotional” Labour leader. He also considered that the hecklers who interrupted Sir Keir’s speech may have helped him by bolstering his performance.
“You know what, it’s reminding me of the latest James Bond film—we’ve had to wait a few years for it to eventually arrive,” the chief political journalist added.
“It’s rather long, but it’ll be well received.”
“Did Keir Starmer reveal himself to be a prime minister in waiting?” asked the host.
“We witnessed a funnier Keir Starmer, a Keir Starmer who is stronger at rhetoric,” Mr Fleming added.
“We saw Keir Starmer in a more emotional state.
“As a result, we learnt a lot more about him, and we watched him deal with the hecklers very effectively.”
“And I think he and his staff will really be relieved that he was heckled because, you know what, it dramatizes the fight he’s been waging behind the scenes all week at this conference.”
“Which is to push away what he would call the far-left, Jeremy Corbyn supporters,” he continued.
“And the heckling by Jeremy Corbyn supporters and sympathizers dramatized that for him.”
Sir Keir’s maiden conference speech as Labour Party leader was overshadowed by a series of heckler interruptions.
“Shouting slogans or changing lives, conference?” he said, brushing them aside.
The audience applauded him for this.
He also took aim at the government and made several references to his parents.
“I think he’s a showman who’s run out of tricks to show, a trickster who’s done his one trick.”
Labour leader Ed Miliband also stated that his party will “always fund the NHS appropriately.”
“Labour will ensure that support is accessible in less than a month,” he continued.