- Rod Humphris, landlord of the Raven, had to be held back by security guards as labour leader visited today
- Said Starmer had 'failed to be the opposition' by supporting the lockdowns that had closed pubs for months
- But Labour boss hit back by saying the NHS had been 'completely overwhelmed' with the sick and dying
- Told landlord: 'They have been on the front line keeping people alive, so I really don't need lectures from you'Sir Keir Starmer was thrown out of a pub today after being confronted by a Labour-supporting landlord furious that he supported the lockdown which had closed his business for months.
In astonishing scenes in Bath today, Rod Humphris, the lockdown-sceptic landlord of the Raven, had to be held back by the Opposition Leader's security guards as he demanded he leave, shouting, 'that man is not allowed in my pub' and 'get out of my pub'.
The incident was captured on camera by reporters amid a visit to the city to support West of England metro mayoral candidate Dan Norris ahead of the forthcoming elections.
The bust-up comes as the Labour leader's popularity among voters has plunged to its lowest level and Sir Keir's Labour struggles in the polls - amid a surge in support for Boris Johnson's Conservatives boosted by the vaccine rollout, with the Tories enjoying a 14-point poll lead.
Mr Humphris had clashed with Sir Keir outside the Raven, accusing him of having 'failed to be the opposition' by supporting the lockdown and backing plans to make schoolchildren wear masks.
As the politician paused the landlord waved a piece of paper at him, saying: 'Do you know what the average age of death with Covid is?
'According to the Office for National statistics it's 82 years and three months. The average age of death normally? Eighty one years.
'Do you understand we have f***ed our economy because old people are dying?'
As Sir Keir tried to walk away he continued: 'No, no I came here to speak to this man not your security.
'You have failed me. I have been a Labour voter my entire life. You have failed to be the opposition.
'You have failed to ask whether lockdown was functioning. Do you understand? Thousands of people have died because you have failed to do your job and ask the real questions.'