Sam Fender calls out Keir Starmer’s ‘failure to stand up to captured rat Boris Johnson’

Sam Fender has expressed shock at Sir Keir Starmer’s inability to nail the nail on his head [the government] every damn week to the post office’. In a new interview, The Get You Down singer says the current Labor leader is “weaker” than his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn

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Sam Fender has called out Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer because he says he has failed to “pin the trapped rat” Boris Johnson “to the wall” and mount an effective opposition.

The Geordie rocker, 27, opened up about his frustration with the world of electoral politics and slammed the current PM in a new interview.

Reflecting on his successful career and musical influences, Sam – one of the few big names in music with a working class background – offered some honest thoughts on society and modern day politics.

“Boris and his asshole are the worst Tory government I’ve ever seen. But Keir Starmer just plays in the wind,” Sam pointed out DAZED during a recent interview.

Sam Fender shared his thoughts on the current political landscape


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Sir Keir Starmer has failed to impress the singer since he took over as Labor leader in March 2020


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“I don’t understand how the guy couldn’t nail her to the post every damn week. The irony that they keep saying Corbyn wasn’t a strong leader – I think Starmer is even weaker! “

Corbyn beat Margaret Thatcher’s record for most government defeats during her bid as opposition leader, but he has often been accused of failing to provide effective opposition during his tenure as Labor leader from 2015-2020.

Speaking about Corbyn’s successor, Sam accused former lawyer Starmer of not being “aggressive enough” in his crackdown on the current Tory government.

Sam isn’t a fan of either Johnson or Starmer



“Boris has all the dignity of a trapped rat and Starmer still can’t nail him to the wall,” the Get You Down singer added when speaking to him DAZED.

This isn’t the first time the BRIT Award winner has used his platform to speak out about politics, inequality and society.

Prior to the release of his seminal album, Hypersonic Missiles, Sam was unemployed and living in North Shields with his mother, who suffers from fibromyalgia and depression.

Sam references his mother’s battle with the DWP and her numerous court appearances to prove she wasn’t fit to work in his hit song Seventeen Going Under – and poignantly sings, “I see my mother, the DWP sees a number.”

Sam often helps out with community projects in his hometown of Newcastle



Speaking of Big problem Earlier this year in the storeroom of a Newcastle food bank, Sam expressed an interest in using his platform to help those struggling under the current government.

“I think I still have to do a few things with it [taking action on poverty]’ he told the publication in February.

“Because the Tories don’t do it. We have the worst government I have ever seen in my life. My dad says it’s one of the worst he’s ever seen. And he’s fucking sixty-six. “

The Geordie star is one of Britain’s biggest rockers right now



Sam’s rise to fame began when he won the Critics’ Choice Award at the 39th Brit Awards in 2019 and later that year released his debut album which went to number one in the UK Albums Chart.

The singer-songwriter has been compared to his musical hero Bruce Springsteen and is often hailed as the voice of a generation.

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