Sir Keir Starmer’s first dialog together with his future spouse ended along with her snapping “Who the f*** does he think he is?”
The Labour chief advised British Vogue that he did not have the “best of starts” together with his now partner, Victoria.
The pair first spoke over the telephone when Sir Keir referred to as the previous solicitor to query her on the accuracy of some paperwork.
Before hanging up, he overheard her say to her colleague: “Who the f*** does he think he is?”
He advised the journal: “You would possibly assume, ‘Not the perfect of begins,’ nevertheless it was completely traditional Vic.
“Very sassy, very down to earth, no nonsense from anyone, including from me.”
The couple married in 2007 and have two teenage kids.
Carolyn Harris, Labour MP and household pal, advised Vogue the remarks have been “very much” attribute of the Labour chief’s spouse, who now works for the NHS.
She added that Mrs Starmer was “a litmus paper, literally the yin to his yan”.
On Sir Keir, she stated he’s “easy to be with”, including: “I would never introduce someone to Keir and think, ‘I hope he doesn’t sound too stuffy for them now.’ I would take him to a spit-and-sawdust pub much as I would to The Savoy.
“He’s up for fun and simply amused. Give him what he loves, which is soccer and his household, and he is completely happy.”
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Sir Keir has beforehand spoken about how his spouse is his “complete support”, telling Sky News final month: “All that I do, I talk through with Vic.
“All the large selections… we sit and discuss by way of at dwelling and that could be a good factor, besides I’m undecided she signed up for this.”
Sir Keir became an MP relatively late on in his career, winning the seat for Holborn and St Pancras in 2015 following an illustrious career as a barrister.
He began specialising in human rights law in 1987, before going on to be head of the Crown Prosecution Service and director of public prosecutions from 2008 to 2013.
The 61-year-old was elected as Labour leader after just five years as an MP, in 2020, after its worst general election defeat since 1935.
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In the interview with Vogue, he steered he was effectively certified to make “tough decisions” due to his expertise making life and demise selections as a lawyer, when he labored with prisoners on demise row throughout Africa and the Caribbean.
He stated: “People often say in politics, ‘Are you tough enough to make the tough decisions?’
“My reply to that’s: ‘Look, for those who’ve sat in a cell with somebody and needed to make the choice about their case which may end in them residing or dying, you then’ve needed to take some robust selections.'”
See the complete function within the March situation of British Vogue, out there through digital obtain and on newsstands from Tuesday 13 February.