Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer revealed his nickname “Special K” when he visited a factory in Kellogg.
Sir Keir toured the grain factory in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, on Friday morning and met with business leaders, apprentices and union representatives to discuss issues of distribution, shortages and supply chains.
He told reporters that he shared a name with one of the manufacturer’s well-known brands and said, “I’ve been called Special K since I was born, K for Keir.”
Prior to the visit, he criticized the Prime Minister for “refusing to take responsibility” for lack and “offering jokes and slogans only”.
He said: “Boris Johnson failed to act when the industry warned him of a shortage of drivers months ago, allowing this chaos to develop.
“Without a sufficient plan to recruit and train more drivers now, the chaos will continue, demand will increase for up to Christmas.
“Britain needs a high-wage productivity economy, but this government has no plans to get there.
“Instead, wages are stagnant, bills are rising, and conservatives are raising taxes on working families and small businesses.”
During a visit to the Northwest, Sir Keir was asked if Cabinet Minister Michael Gove was the right man to “level” the region.
He said: “It is not a question of whether he is the right man, it is how on earth can the government claim that it rises when it hits six million families who need it most with a cut of 1,000 pound.
“If you can not level those most in need, you are not interested in leveling.”