Keir Starmer tonight humiliatingly admitted he misled the Commons by denying he had called for the UK to stay in the European Medicines Agency – amid claims he confronted Boris Johnson and ‘ranted’ at him after a brutal clash over vaccines at PMQs. The Labour leader issued the grovelling apology after witnesses told how he ‘lost it’ when Mr Johnson said he had wanted to stay in the EMA – which has been slated for dragging its heels over vaccine approvals, contributing to the chaos in the EU. The premier swiped that Britain’s Covid-19 vaccine programme would still be at the ‘starting blocks’ under Labour. Sir Keir shot back on the EMA claim: ‘I’ve never said that, from this despatch box or anywhere else.’ But in a statement this evening Labour said Sir Keir had ‘misheard’ and assumed the premier was ‘falsely’ accusing him of having wanted to join the EU’s vaccine procurement programme. ‘This afternoon during Prime Minister’s Questions, Keir misheard the Prime Minister and assumed he was making the same false accusation again,’ a spokesman said. ‘Keir accepts that, on this occasion, the Prime Minister was referring to old comments about the European Medicines Agency and Keir admits he… Read full this story
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