A slip of the tongue from Keir Starmer (KS) at Prime Minister’s Questions.
01 KS: the government is lurching 02 from crisis to crisis ►03 it still lacks even basic incompetence 04 this is what holding 05 it lacks competence 06 ((some laughter)) 07 this prime minister lacks competence 08 this is what's holding Britain back 09 so my final question is this 10 when is this problem 11 with test trace and isolate 12 going to be fixed 13 The Speaker: prime minister 14 PM: er er mister speaker 15 I I think he was on the money 16 when he said that this government 17 lacked incompetence and 18 ((cheers and laughter)) 19 er I if I if I can
Starmer made the mistake in 03 when he meant to say the government ‘lacks competence’ but instead said ‘lacks incompetence’. Which of course suggest the government is competent.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was quick to pick up on this in his reply saying he ‘was on the money’. Some cheers and laughter from the chamber indicate that the error has been noted there too.