Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Keir Starmer toured at the grain factory in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester (Photo: PA / Kelloggs)

Keir Starmer toured at the grain factory in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester (Photo: PA / Kelloggs)

Sir Keir Starmer revealed his nickname for ‘Special K’ when he visited a factory in Kellogg.

The Labor leader toured the site in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester this morning and met with business leaders, apprentices and union representatives to discuss the country’s supply chain crisis.

He told reporters 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.’

While Special K is the name of one of Kellogg’s most popular grains, it is also a slang term for ketamine.

The drug is sold illegally as a hallucinogenic drug, but is also used by doctors and veterinarians as an anesthetic.

Before the visit, Sir Keir criticized the Prime Minister for ‘refusing to take responsibility’ for lack and ‘offering only jokes and slogans’.

He said: ‘Boris Johnson failed to act when the industry warned him of a shortage of drivers months ago, allowing this chaos to develop.

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Supervisor Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to Kellogg's factory to discuss the ongoing crises in distribution, shortages and supply chains facing UK companies (Image: PA)

The Labor leader visited Kellogg’s factory to discuss the ongoing supply chain crisis (Image: PA)

‘Without a sufficient plan to recruit and train more drivers now, the chaos will continue as demand rises for up to Christmas.

‘Britain needs a high-paying, highly productive economy, but this government has no plans to get there.’

Instead, he said wages are ‘stagnant’ and ‘bills are rising’, with conservatives raising taxes on working families and small businesses.

It comes after nearly two weeks of fuel chaos in the UK caused by the shortage of HGV drivers.

He told reporters he shared a name with one of the manufacturer's well-known brands (Photos: PA)

He told reporters he shared a name with one of the manufacturer’s well-known brands (Photos: PA)

Prior to the visit, Sir Keir criticized the Prime Minister for 'refusing to take responsibility' for shortcomings (Photo: PA)

Prior to the visit, Sir Keir criticized the Prime Minister for ‘refusing to take responsibility’ for shortcomings (Photo: PA)

Despite the Prime Minister insisting that the situation be ‘stabilized’ and that the army be brought in to help with tankers, there are still large queues in some parts of the country as petrol stations are left without fuel.

During a visit to the Northwest, Sir Keir was asked if Housing Secretary Michael Gove was the right man to ‘level’ the region.

He said: ‘It’s not a question of whether he is the right man, it’s how in the world can the government claim to be getting up to level when it hits six million families who need it most with a cut of £ 1,000.

‘If you can not level those most in need, you are not interested in leveling.’

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