‘Haven’t said no’ Starmer refuses 14 times to tell Piers Morgan if he has ever taken drugs

Piers Morgan's Keir Starmer interview slammed by host

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In an upcoming interview with Piers Morgan for his show Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer refused to give a straight answer on whether he has ever used drugs. Mr Morgan had to ask an astonishing 14 times before giving up on his attempts to get an answer. The show which airs on Tuesday, June 1 on ITV is the first time the Labour leader has appeared in front of a live audience. 

Mr Morgan asked the Labour leader: “Have you ever dabbled in anything stronger than alcohol?”

Sir Keir replied: “We worked hard and played hard.”

The broadcaster pushed Sir Keir harder for an answer, to which Keir replied: “Drugs weren’t my thing.”

But the former Good Morning Britain presenter insisted it should be a “yes or no” reply.

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Mr Morgan asked: “Given your clear reluctance to give me a straight, simple answer, am I right in assuming from your response that you have tried drugs but that you didn’t actually like them and didn’t want to take anymore?

The veteran journalist added: “I’m not saying it was your thing, but you did try it?

“I mean, you’re reluctant to just say yes. You haven’t said no.” 

Sir Keir replied: “I haven’t said no.”

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Piers had to ask 14 times before giving up in his pursuit of an answer from the former director of Public Prosecutions.

Also during the interview, Sir Keir’s wife Victoria Alexander could be seen wiping away floods of tears as the Labour leader recounted a string of heartbreaking family tragedy’s.

One story included a devastating fire at his father’s home in 2018 which destroyed pictures and family heirlooms.

The interview will mark the first time Starmer has spoken in front of a live audience since becoming leader of the Labour Party in April 2020.


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Keir Starmer took the reigns from former leader Jeremy Corbyn in 2020 following Labour’s disastrous 2019 General Election.

Labour lost 60 seats at the election in what was the party’s worst election defeat since 1935.

The Conservative Party gained 48 seats at the election, many of which in the former ‘Red Wall’ of Labour heartland constituencies which decided to vote Tory.

The Sir Keir interview for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories will air on ITV and ITV Hub on Tuesday June 1 at 9.30pm.

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