Why is Prime Minister Boris Johnson to blame for the violence towards Keir Starmer?
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On 7 February Labour Leader Keir Starmer had to be escorted from Westminster into a police car for his own protection, whilst protesters shouted abuse at the Labour leader following Boris Johnson's comment. What did Boris Johnson say? Prime Minister Johnson made false accusations about Starmer on 31 January in a heated debate in the House of Commons. The incident occurred when Keir Starmer called on Tory MPs to oust Johnson, following Sue Gray's report into the Parties held at Downing Street and across Whitehall, during the lockdowns. In response to Starmer, Johnson retaliated and said: Starmer “used his time prosecuting journalists instead of prosecuting Savile.” This false accusation led to an onslaught of abuse from members of the public against Starmer at Westminster wi